Our guide to your journey planning


23 Aug 2023

We’re here to help before you’ve even set off on your travels. We’ve got a wealth of advice and tools available on our website for a smooth journey.

Our guide to your journey planning

While we can’t predict incidents on the roads, our report of planned full closures means you can factor our maintenance work into your travel plans. It’s updated regularly and available for you to use here.

Our regional X page @HighwaysSEAST is the place to go for our latest updates on any unexpected delays throughout the region.

In the south east we have the important job of supporting traffic heading to the international ports of Dover, Portsmouth and Southampton. Operation Brock is a contraflow system designed to keep traffic on the M20 and other roads in Kent moving when there is disruption to travel across the English Channel.

It means, once the contraflow is in, if you’re on the M20 but not going to the port or the Eurotunnel, you can continue your journey as normal. If you’re traveling to Dover, be sure to check our Operation Brock update page, where you can see if the system is in place and sign up for alerts when we change the status.

Summer 2023 may’ve been a bit of a washout so far, but on the off chance the sunny weather does decide to show up make sure you’re prepared for it. We’ve got lots of useful guidance for preparing for and driving in extreme weather on our website here, including all the necessities for your summer car kit.