Tag Archives: M20

Truck driver given suspended sentence for M20 bridge crash

A truck driver who crashed into a bridge on the M20, causing it to collapse has been given a suspended jail sentence. The incident happened in September 2016 when a digger on the back of Alan Austen’s HGV struck a footbridge, which then collapsed. The crash injured a motorcyclist and caused more than £1 million worth of damage. Austen, 64, …

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New junction on M20 near Ashford in Kent to be built

A new junction is to be built on the M20 near Ashford in Kent after the £104 million project was granted development consent. The new junction 10a will serve communities and businesses around Ashford and is designed to relieve pressure on the existing junction 10. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the decision in a letter to the Planning Inspectorate on …

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MP urges progress to build huge truck park off M20

A Kent-based MP has urged the government to reach a settlement with residents and businesses near to the site of a planned lorry park off the M20 before it goes to a judicial review to ensure that building of it can get underway. Speaking in Parliament yesterday [October 25] Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe MP, called on the …

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