Highways Agency advises drivers to plan their journey for East of England Showground16 January 2015
The Highways Agency is reminding road users to drive carefully and plan their journey for the LAMMA event at the East of England Showground.
The event is the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural show, which is being held at East of England Showground in Peterborough next Wednesday (21 January) and Thursday (22 January).
It is estimated up to 10,000 vehicles will travel to the event, which is just off the A605 and A1/A1M junction at Peterborough, each day.
The Highways Agency is working in partnership with the event organiser and local authorities to help get traffic to and from the Showground and keep traffic flowing. Anyone travelling through the area is however, advised to allow extra time for their journey, or to plan an alternative route or time.
Paul McWilliam, Operations Manager at the East Region Control Centre, said:
“While there are no closures on our network, last year there was severe congestion on local roads which affected our roads.
“We expect traffic to be busier in the area throughout the two days and we strongly advise road users in the area to plan ahead and allow extra journey time in case of any delays.”
The event opens at 6am on Wednesday and will finish at 6pm on Thursday.
The Highways Agency provides live traffic information via its website www.highways.gov.uk/traffic, iPhone app, local radio travel bulletins and electronic road signs. Travel information is also available by phone from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 and updates will be provided via Twitter @HAtraffic_east