Greenlight Dover Revival Project

Last updated 18:00BST.

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TODAY: a major redevelopment of Dover Port and seafront gets the go ahead.

Also, P&O slims down operations at Dover. The price of Czech vignettes actually comes down. All state roads in Serbia damaged by May’s floods have now been repaired.

Fine-free week in Belgium, minor traffic offences to be let off with a warning. Aftermath severe floods Montpellier region, South of France. On-going cancellation P&O Pride of Canterbury services, Dover-Calais.

Calais Migrant Crisis: Govt wants to actually raise fines for stowaways.

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CHANNEL DELAYSP&O Pride of Canterbury sailings cancelled all day, tech problem (see more). DFDS Dover-Calais delay 30mins.

Eurotunnel car shuttle delay 90mins UK + France, incident in process of being resolved. Freight France + UK, 90min wait on terminal + 3.5-5hrs transit time.

WEATHER ALERT: Amber alert storm north Italy. Yellow fog Germany, Netherlands.

WEATHER: fine + dry but showers South, rain North.

GOTTHARD TUNNEL: no queues.

MONT BLANC TUNNEL: ‘traffic is fluent’.

MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS: A16 westbound at Dunkirk, road works, delay down to 40mins.

A7 northbound Hannover-Hamburg, road works, accident Berkhof delay still 1h25. A3 eastbound Frankfurt airport, lanes closed delay 1h25. A9 northbound to Leipzig, road works at Weissenfels delay down to 45mins.

A1 northbound from Bern, earlier accident, delay still 45mins.

A22 Brenner southbound into Verona, earlier vehicle fire, delay still 1h45.

EarlierA2 westbound into Bottrop, earlier accident delay down to 10mins. A1 southbound from Bremen, road works, persistent delay currently 10mins. 

See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.

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Dover port + town green-lights £120m redevelopment plan. More later.

Port of Dover green-lights its £120m Western Docks Revival Project. Cargo operations will be shifted from the eastern edge of Eastern Docks, above, to the Western Docks at the other end of town. This frees up ferry capacity, safeguards 140 jobs and creates 600 new ones according to Dover Harbour Board. The plan might also include a new marina at Western Docks, plus cafes and restaurants. This is on top of the work currently on-going at Eastern Docks to streamline traffic flows and create extra truck parking. Contracts for the Revival are out for tender now with the work due to finish in Spring 2017.

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roundup: CZECH REPUBLIC. Buy road vignettes in the Eurozone and, thanks to the exchange rate fixed on 1 October, ten day and annual stickers are now cheaper than last year – down to €11.50 for the 10 day from €12, and to €55.50 from €56.50 for the annual. The monthly remains €16.50. CROSSING THE CHANNEL. Fifty-five managers are to be made redundant to be replaced with steward level positions as P&O cuts costs on its Dover-Calais route says KentOnline. SERBIA. All the state roads damaged in the May floods – of a total length 142km – have been repaired reports inserbia.info.

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