Press release

Highways Agency advises drivers to plan their journey for East of England Showground

The Highways Agency is reminding road users to drive carefully and plan their journey for the LAMMA event at the East of England Showground.

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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:

This is a very popular event, and I’d advise all drivers using the roads nearby to be able to plan their journeys to avoid being stuck in traffic. None of the roads nearby that are managed by the Highways Agency - the A605, the A1 and the M1- will have any restrictions on them, but it is possible they will become very busy especially at the beginning and end of each day as people arrive at and leave the event.

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

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

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

Published 16 January 2015