Highways Agency warning ahead of Devon County Show

M5 expected to be especially busy at junctions 29 and 30

Motorists are being warned that the area around Junctions 29 and 30 of the M5 is expected to be especially busy next week during the Devon County Show.

The show runs from Thursday, May 19, to Saturday May, 21, and could attract between 90,000 and 100,000 visitors over the three days.

Drivers are advised that the north approach to Junction 30 of the M5 could be particularly busy between 8am and 10.30am on Thursday and Friday, when visitors to the show could be using the motorway at the same time as commuter traffic.

The south approach to junction 30 could also become particularly busy between 8am and 12am on Saturday when holiday traffic could make the motorway busier than usual.


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The Highways Agency is advising road users to plan and check their travel routes in advance, and to keep up-to-date with the latest road conditions while they are on the road, using travel bulletins on radio. Yellow signs will advise show visitors which route to take on the approaches to the show ground.

Motorists can get up-to-the-minute advice about roadworks and travelling conditions on the motorway and trunk road network at http://www.highways.gov.uk/trafficinfo\. the Traffic Radio service, available on DAB digital radio and the internet at http://www.trafficradio.org.uk/.

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