Great Journeys Start With A Plan
With more than 130,000 visitors expected to attend this year’s Great Yorkshire Show, drivers are being advised to plan and allow extra time for their journeys.
The three-day event which starts on Tuesday 9 July is one of the country’s biggest agricultural shows and takes place at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.
To help manage traffic on the A1(M), Highways England will be closing the northbound exit slip road for the A59 (junction 47), with drivers signed to use junction 46 for Wetherby. There will also be a dedicated lane for show traffic on the southbound A1(M) to exit at junction 47.
Highways England operations manager Dave Skupski said:
“To make it safer for drivers, this year we will be closing the northbound exit slip road at junction 47. This will prevent queues forming on the hard shoulder and lane one.
“We are advising drivers to follow the clearly signed routes to the show. Drivers on the northbound A1M should use junction 46 for Wetherby and those heading from the south should use junction 47, where there will be a dedicated lane to exit the motorway.
“Anyone travelling through that area over the three days is advised to allow extra time for their journey or to plan an alternative route if they aren’t attending the show.”
Highways England traffic officers will also be attending the event, talking to visitors about their role, what they do to keep traffic moving smoothly and providing advice on safe driving on motorways.
Further information about travelling to the show ground can be found https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/ Information on closures on the A1(M) can be found by visiting www.trafficengland.com or by following Highways England’s regional Twitter feed at @HighwaysYORKS.
Great Journeys Start With A Plan, 5th July 2019, 22:35 PM