Allow extra time to travel as thousands head towards Suffolk Show 2015 this week
Police are reminding drivers they may need to allow extra time for their journey over the next couple of days as the 2015 Suffolk Show takes place at Trinity Park.
The annual show is being held on Wednesday May 27 and Thursday May 28 and while everything possible will be done to keep the traffic flowing police are reminding motorists there may be some delays.
In recent years congestion has been fairly minimal but the sheer volume of traffic heading to the site inevitably means there may be some hold-ups, particularly near the A12/ A14 Seven Hills junction.
Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the two-day event and, as there may be some disruption, police are asking drivers to think ahead and either leave more time for their journey at peak times or, if appropriate, to find an alternative route.
Regardless of whether you’re heading to the Show or not officers are urging you to follow signing and arrangements in place to ensure things run as smoothly as possible.
As usual drivers approaching the Show along the A12 from Woodbridge will be directed along the Bucklesham village route, while those approaching from the west along the A14 are asked to use lane one after the Orwell Bridge to minimise the disruption for vehicles travelling to Felixstowe, and to then come off at the Seven Hills A14/ A12 roundabout, use both lanes on the slip road off the A14 and then utilise two lanes around the roundabout itself towards the showground.
Traffic from Ipswich should make use of arrangements along Bucklesham Road to access Gate 4, while those approaching from Felixstowe should follow signing off the A14 prior to the Seven Hills junction. Drivers are being asked to follow these routes in reverse when leaving the showground, with two lanes of traffic flowing from Gate 10 back to the Seven Hills interchange.
Police will be on hand to respond to reports of collisions or specific delays.
Officers are also urging show goers to be security conscious. Please remember to lock your vehicle and remove any valuables before leaving your car unattended.