Thursday 8th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

FTA backs lorry park for Operation Stack

A plan for a lorry park in Kent to ease disruption caused by Operation Stack will provide facilities for truck drivers and end road chaos, according to the Freight Transport Association.

Highways England has launched a consultation on two sites near junction 11 of the M20 at Stanford that could be used as an emergency facility when there are delays at the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel terminal.

The chosen site could also have a permanent lorry park as well as accommodating the Dover TAP (Traffic Assessment Project) – the system which avoids lorries queuing through the town when the port is full.