Press release

Advice for visitors to Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire

Highways England is advising motorists to plan their journeys ahead of this weekend’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.

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The annual event in Gloucestershire attracts crowds of up to 200,000 people over the three days, and traffic volumes are once again likely to be high along the A417 and A419 on Friday 8 July, Saturday 9 July and Sunday 10 July, particularly around Cirencester and Cricklade.

The showground opens from 7.30am until 6.30pm on the Friday and from 7.30am until 7.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Route signage and messaging will be in place for all air tattoo traffic, and Highways England is keen to make all motorists aware of increased volumes on the A417/A419 as people make their way to the showground.

Highways England’s south west emergency planning officer Gareth Price said:

Traffic management is once again in place for safety and to keep disruption to a minimum, and we advise all road users to check our traffic and travel information channels, set off early and allow plenty of time.

Highways England provides live traffic information via its website or from a phone or mobile device.

Travel information is also available by phone from the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 and updates will be provided via Twitter.

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.

Published 6 July 2016