Press release

Journey planning advice for Armed Forces Day

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Drivers advised to plan their journeys if travelling around Cleethorpes and North Lincolnshire this weekend (Saturday 25 June).

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Drivers using motorways and major A roads are advised to plan their journeys if travelling around Cleethorpes and North Lincolnshire this weekend (Saturday 25 June).

Around 170,000 people are expected to attend the National Armed Forces Day event which will include a military air display and a formal parade. Routes including the A15 and the A180 approaching Grimsby are expected to be particularly busy.

The main event will take place on Saturday but fringe events will be taking place throughout the weekend and around the region.

Highways England events planning manager Andrew Charnick said:

We’re reminding road users to plan ahead for Armed Forces Day – 170,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event and roads leading to the event are likely to be very busy.

Our aim is to keep the Highways England network running whilst keeping those attending the event and other road users safe and informed. Check our traffic and travel information channels, set off early and allow plenty of time.

All routes off the motorway network will have clear signs directing traffic to events and electronic signs are being used in advance of and during the event to advise drivers.

Highways England provides live traffic information via its website, local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile apps, such as the iPhone.

Providing they can do so safely, road users can also call the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000 to keep up to date with road conditions or visit a Twitter feed @highwaysNEAST.

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 23 June 2016