It’s completely unacceptable for Kent’s roads to be brought to a standstill, so I was very worried to read that the temporary solution to Operation Stack could be delayed. Operation Brock must be ready for Brexit day, so that traffic can continue to flow, people can still get to work, children can get to school and businesses can still function – even if there is disruption at the border. Given that Kent is the gateway to Europe, this is should be a national priority for the Government.
Every time I’ve met Highways England, including just last week, they’ve reassured me that the temporary solution will be ready by next year. But this report suggests they are already behind schedule and there’s no room for further delay. I’m writing to the CEO of Highways England asking for a detailed explanation of how they will make sure our roads are ready for the day we leave the EU