Press release

Advice for drivers ahead of The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show

Highways England is reminding road users in Cambridgeshire that roads may be busier than usual this weekend due to The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show at IWM Duxford, the historic airfield and museum of aviation history, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September.

Drivers should check conditions before setting out and not travel to the air show unless they have a ticket. The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show is advance tickets only and has now sold out. Anyone without a ticket should not attempt to travel to the event, as they will not be able to gain entry to the air show.

Highways England is working in partnership with the IWM Duxford and local authorities to help get traffic to and from the event efficiently and safely and to 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. If you are travelling to The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show, please follow the AA signs rather than your own sat nav.

Nigel Allsopp, Highways England events planning manager for the East of England, said:

Although there won’t be any road closures, we expect the M11 at junction 10 to be much busier than normal throughout the weekend.

The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show has attracted a large number of visitors to IWM Duxford and we strongly advise road users in the area to plan ahead and allow extra journey time in case of any delays.

The air show is advance tickets only and sold out, so if you don’t have a ticket please do not travel the air show.

Highways England provides live traffic information via its website, iPhone app, local radio travel bulletins and electronic road signs. Travel information is also available by phone from the Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 and updates will be provided via Twitter.

For more information about The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show visit the IWM Duxford website.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.