No-deal Brexit speed limit to remain in place for several months
A reduced speed limit introduced on a major Kent motorway in preparation for a no-deal Brexit will continue to slow journeys for several months.
Roads Minister Jesse Norman announced that steel barriers installed to ease traffic flow on a stretch of the M20 during disruption at Dover are unlikely to be removed before the end of October.
The barriers have reduced a northbound section of the motorway near Ashford from three lanes to two narrower lanes, meaning the speed limit has been cut from 70mph to 50mph for many drivers arriving in the UK from continental Europe.
The infrastructure makes it possible for lorries heading out of the UK to be held on the coastbound carriageway while a contraflow system limits congestion for people travelling within Kent.