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Suffolk Show: Drivers reminded to leave extra time as show gets under way

17:20 27 May 2014

Congestion likely as Suffolk Show gets underway

Congestion likely as Suffolk Show gets underway

Drivers are being reminded that they may need to allow extra time for their journey tomorrow and Thursday as the 2014 Suffolk Show gets under way at Trinity Park.

The annual show is being held on Wednesday May 28 and Thursday, May 29 and police have said that while everything possible will be done to keep the traffic flowing, there may be some delays.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said: “In recent years congestion has been fairly minimal but the sheer volume of traffic heading to the site inevitably means there may be some hold-ups, particularly near the A12 and A14 Seven Hills junction.”

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the two-day event and, as there may be some disruption, police are asking drivers to think ahead and either leave more time for their journey at peak times or, if appropriate, to find an alternative route.

Regardless of whether you’re heading to the Show or not, officers are urging everyone to follow signing and arrangements in place to ensure things run as smoothly as possible.

Drivers approaching along the A12 from Woodbridge will be directed along the Bucklesham village route, while those approaching from the west along the A14 are asked to come off at the Seven Hills roundabout, use both lanes on the slip road off the A14 and then utilise two lanes around the roundabout itself towards the showground.

Vehicles travelling eastbound on the A14 attending the Suffolk Show are also asked to use lane one after junction 57, with other traffic travelling to Felixstowe urged to use lane two to avoid unnecessary disruption.

Traffic from Ipswich should make use of arrangements along Bucklesham Road to access Gate 4, while those approaching from Felixstowe should follow signing off the A14 prior to the Seven Hills junction. Drivers are being asked to follow these routes in reverse when leaving the showground, with two lanes of traffic flowing from Gate 10 back to the Seven Hills interchange.

Police will be on hand to respond to reports of collisions or specific delays.

5 comments

  • I would get a refund - £25pp plus £5 for car parking... and have to print your own tickets out too. The other article claims the weather would improve from 10 am today, but its been raining heavily all day... its going to be terrible. I sincerely hope the weather does improve but its already looking like a repeat of 2012 at the cost of £500,000 when they cancelled the second day. Fingers crossed...

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Mike, its because there is absolutely no investment in rail services. Any "investment" is just "maintenance". I have personally raised this exact same idea a few years back (for Ransomes Europark) and they are not remotely interested in the cost of such work (despite bringing in more fares and getting more people using public transport).

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • .....and following Mike Rotch's comment, have enough parking alongside that would allow a Park and Ride into Felixstowe on Sundays! As they refuse to re-open Felixstowe Beach Station, get people to park outside town (and this would be a perfect site) and train in. Remove the congestion and chaos from the seafront. Nah, far too obvious!

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    Disbeliever

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • I've never understood why they haven't built a railway station next to the showground which could also serve Ransomes Europark.

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    Mike Rotch

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • You know when it's Suffolk show week, by the heavy rain, enjoy the mud !

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    john

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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