Dover Roadworks

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  1. scousebird

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    Just been through Dover and they have started major roadworks on the A20 right through Dover. The road is reduced to one lane in both directions and the signs say the works will be taking place for 52 weeks!

    Allow extra time to get to the ferry port or approach the port from the M2/A2
     
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    Some people will go to any lenght to stop the immigrants
     
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    Thanks Helen. The Tunnel wins again?
     
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    Yes but we have to go through Dover to get to the tunnel o_O
     
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    Is it only the A20 , which starts from the actual roundabout that you exit from & goes towards Folkestone , or does it include the 'Jubilee way' which is the link from A2 ?
     
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    That's unfortunate isn't it :). Makes you wonder what happens when " stack " operates ?
    Unless of course they are now going to be using Manston & creating a bottleneck over your way ? :(

    If so I can see it being an utter disaster anytime it is on.
    Still ,look on the bright side, you won't be caught by the "operation Stack " 40mph dual carriagway speed camera ! :LOL:
     
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    No, Jubilee Way is clear.
     
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    They set Manston up with temporary floodlighting and portaloos, but too late. It never got used as the major stack problems subsided. But we went past the other day and everything as gone!
     
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    Thanks for the warning. We land in Dover about 10.00 on Wednesday so will have to decide if we head for the M25 via the A2 route or face the delay and use the M20 / M26 route. How far do the roadworks stretch, do you know?

    J

    Edited to delete wrong quote
     
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    The roadworks are between the roundabouts at either end of the marina, so end before you start to climb the hill out of Dover towards Folkestone.
     
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    The road works are all about the new western Docks development that is being done by the Harbour Board. The whole length fro the York Street roundabout to Archcliffe is one lane and the rest dug up. Keep off it if possible and go down the old A20 into Dover town and go around to York Street to avoid the lorry queues, I will have to use a pushbike to avoid the lorries if I need Snargate Street to go to the chandlers. A2 down Jubilee way is free at the moment but the trucks know about the holdups so it will not take long for the drums to pass the message.
     
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    Bump for all travelling through Dover over Easter
     
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    be careful in the road works. I had my picture taken a few weeks go and an invite to go and see some guys about speed awareness. Ever such a nice thought but I was perfectly aware of my speed, it's the fix camera I wasn't aware of. 11;45 at night, 47 in the 40...
     
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    Us furriners get let off.Too much trouble to trace.:)
     
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    Apparently there are huge delays at Dover port due to increased security. Daughter just received photo from a friend and it looks horrendous :eek:
     
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    7 Miles long tailback reported on the A20 from Dover to Folkestone owing to the heavy traffic and the ludicrous limits and operation Stack
     
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    They have this on 24/7 and it was only meant to help when the Stack was going, BUT they found it was bringing so many fines that it is being left on. they have had thousands of SPEEDERS on the two lane dual carriageway and only a round temporary sign as a warning. It is over the top but THEY decided it was a good idea The fixed cameras made a load, but Kent Police made a damn sight more by diverting the camera van to the point just inside the new limited area on the hill from the Roundhill Tunnels. Sneaky and underhand is not the word for it. It has NOTHING to do with safety as it is a perfectly good road normally. The speed awareness courses are £100 each and 20 per morning 20 per afternoon and for 5 days a week, all that revenue goes to the Police direct for the courses.
    The DHB , Dept of transport, as was and the police have all got their snouts into the trough on this one. A lot a traffic now comes into the town via the older Folkestone Road causing trouble in the approaches to the town and i it as well.
    The traffic lights at the Archcliffe Roundabout has caused trouble as foreigners see a green light and drive around the roundabout hitting local cars going around it BECAUSE they have a green light and think they have the right of way on the roundabout.
     
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