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Travel advice for V Festival revellers

Written by: Neil

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015, V Festival will be taking place this coming weekend and revellers from across the UK will be descending upon sites in Chelmsford and Staffordshire.

Up to 70,000 people are expected to attend the two V Festival venues in the coming days, with thousands of partygoers making their way from the middle of the week onwards for weekend camping and day visits to see their favourite bands.

As a result, transport networks in the vicinity of Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in south Staffordshire will be much busier than usual, meaning Highways England has been working hard with local authorities to ensure motorists will be well catered for and delays kept to a minimum in the coming days.

Emergency planning officer at Highways England Nigel Allsopp commented: "Months ahead of the festival, we work hard alongside event organisers, the police and other partners, using our expertise in handling traffic to help ensure festivalgoers have a trouble-free journey to kick off their weekend of fun.

"We strongly advise festivalgoers and road users in the area to plan ahead, ensure vehicles have sufficient fuel and to have plenty of drinks, such as water, available in the vehicle in case of any delays."

Travellers planning journeys near the festival venues have been warned traffic volumes are expected to rise from Wednesday evening onwards and increased volumes of road users are likely to be witnessed until at least Monday lunchtime.


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