With over 130,000 people expected to surge into Harrogate for the Great Yorkshire Show this week, motorists are being urged to plan ahead.
England’s premier agricultural event runs from Tuesday, July 14 until Thursday, July 16, and steps are being taken to help avoid major traffic disruption.
Extra traffic officers and free recovery has been put in place around junctions 46 to 49 of the A1(M) by Highways England to help cope with the influx of vehicles.
Northern Rail will be running extra services to Harrogate during the show week. Plan your journey here
Andrew Charnick, emergency planning officer for Highways England in Yorkshire, said: “About 130,000 people are expected to attend over the course of the three days and while we at Highways England do all we can to alleviate congestion on the major routes to the event and keep traffic flowing, obviously it will be busier than normal in this area.
“We have a lot of experience of handling events like this and have tried and tested systems in place. We work with our emergency service colleagues to ensure those heading for the event get there with minimum fuss and delays.”
Motorists not planning to attend the show should plan ahead and leave extra time and check our twitter feeds and website for the latest information to ease their journeys over that weekend.