Hollingbourne Parish Council has received details of the plans for the new signage which is intended to reduce the speed of vehicles leaving the M20 at Junction 8 as they approach the Hollingbourne Corner roundabout by the Great Danes.
Junction 8 is the point at which the M20 may be used for Operation Brock after Brexit if there is no arrangement for the seamless movement of vehicles through Dover and Eurotunnel following the end of the Customs Union. It is is intended that the coastbound carriageway will be used for storing 2000+ lorries awaiting passage while the London bound carriageway from Junction 9 will be dualled for contraflow traffic although there will be a 50mph speed limit. During Operation Stack in 2015 when the M20 was also closed there was some impact on traffic around the M20.
The are no current plans to reduce the speed limit through Hollingbourne where the 30mph limit is often ignored. There are already several signs throughout the village including a solar powered speed recording sign opposite Godfrey House on a section of the B2163 which has seen several small accidents over the years. Hollingbourne Parish Council is planning for a speed survey in September.
Please see below for the proposed new sign layout on the A20.