Press release

Highways England advises drivers to plan their journey for the VE Day Anniversary Air Show at Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford

Highways England is reminding road users travelling to the show and drivers using nearby roads to allow extra journey time during the VE Day Anniversary Air Show this weekend.

The event, which is being held at IWM (Imperial War Museum) Duxford this weekend Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May, has already sold approximately 4,000 tickets for Saturday and approximately 5,000 tickets for Sunday.

Highways England is working in partnership with IWM Duxford and local authorities to help get traffic to and from the event 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 as it is expected to be busier than normal.

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.

IWM Duxford air shows attracts 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.

We’re also aware with the bank holiday and if the planned industrial action goes ahead the roads will be even busier than usual.

During and immediately after the bank holiday we will be doing everything possible to manage traffic, such as removing temporary road works where practical. We’ll have extra traffic officer patrols and recovery vehicles on standby, and we’ll keep customers informed with real-time travel information online and via variable message signs.

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 Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000.

For more information about the VE Day 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.