Drivers warned to set out early on Suffolk Show days

ipswich: Police are reminding drivers they may need to leave extra time for their journey on Thursday and Friday as the Suffolk Show gets under way at Trinity Park.

In recent years congestion has been relatively minimal according to officers, but the sheer volume of traffic heading to the site inevitably means there will be some delays, particularly near the A12/ A14 junction at Seven Hills.

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to attend the two-day event and, as there may be some disruption, police are asking drivers to follow signing and arrangements in place to ensure things run as smoothly as possible.

The A14 and A12 near the Seven Hills interchange is normally particularly busy. Officers are asking that drivers consider this and either leave more time for their journey at peak times or find an alternative route if possible.

Police are advising visitors to follow the signs and to keep to the routes directed, even if it means using two lanes where they might usually use one.

As usual drivers approaching along the A12 from Woodbridge will be directed along the Bucklesham village route. Others 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.

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.

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

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Officers are also urging show goers to be security conscious. Please remember to lock your vehicle and remove any valuables before leaving your car unattended.”

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