Motorways and essential A roads central to the Glastonbury Festival are in all likelihood to be busy this week from Wednesday, June 26 to Friday, June 28, as human beings make their way to the Pilton web page
With Pilton located 5 miles out of doors of Glastonbury, festival visitors have minimal impact on the town itself, but drivers are cautioned that visitors are anticipated to reach its top on Wednesday, in particular, round junctions 25 and 23 of the M5, as competition goers make their way to the web site.
In preceding years the A39 has been tightly congested through mid-morning.
Traffic expected to height this morning
Car parks at the pageant website opened at 9 pm closing night time, but traffic is expected to peak on this morning (June 26) with the busiest spots at the M5 close to Bridgwater, the A303 close to Yeovil, the A39 and A37.
Getting to the website online
The directions given on the official pageant internet site are:
From south London: M3 then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP).
From Swindon: M4 then A350 onto the A361. (Sat Nav BA4 4LY).
From the North East: A1 or M1, M25 to M3 (Junction 12), the A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)
From the Midlands: Preferably M40 and A34 to A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP)
From the North West: M6, M5 to A39 (Junction 23) then A361. (Sat Nav BA6 9XE)
From Wales: M4, M5 to A39 (as above) (Sat Nav BA6 9XE)
For more magnificent local site visitors the usage of the A37 North or A361 East (Sat Nav BA4 4LY)
What occurs if you breakdown on site?
If you arrive on the website online and your vehicle wishes attention, the advice is to get it taken care of as soon as viable, so it is going to be ready when you need to go away.
On Monday, July 1, all recovery services are hectic.
A locksmith is situated through Bronze Gate in case you lose your keys or lock them for your vehicle.
AA staff may also be in East 9, off Purple Route, and at Bronze Gate in West 32 throughout the week, and the AA’s committed Key Assist vehicles will be on web page from Saturday, June 29.
Highways England recommendation
Highways England southwest emergency planning officer Gareth Price –
We’re reminding road users to plot in advance for Glastonbury – around 175,000 humans are expected to wait for this year’s festival, and roads leading to the event are probably to be very busy.
Increased traffic is also expected in the run-as much as and over the weekend of the Armed Forces occasion in close by Salisbury.
Our goal is to preserve the Highways England network walking while keeping pageant goers and different road customers safe and informed. Check our visitors and tour data channels, however anything your journey, we suggest human beings to prompt early and allow plenty of time.
And with temperatures predicted to upward push thru the week, we’d additionally advise pre-checking your motors for oil, gas and coolant tiers and effectively inflated tires, also to ensure you’ve got masses of drinking water with you to stay hydrated.”