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Wisley Flower Show: road users advised to plan their journeys

02 September 2013 09:00

Highways Agency

Road users are advised to allow extra time for journeys if they are travelling in the area of the Wisley Flower Show in Surrey.

The event, which runs from Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 September, is expected to attract 40,000 people over the five days and may affect journey times along the A3, particularly between 9am and 1pm.

Ben Wates, from the emergency planning team at the Highways Agency which is responsible for motorways and major trunk roads including the A3, said:

"We are asking road users to plan their journeys and allow extra time as we are expecting routes around Wisley, including the A3, to be busier than normal. Traffic officers at the Highways Agency's regional control centre at Godstone will be monitoring traffic conditions and setting signals to keep traffic moving."

Road users are advised to take regular breaks and have drinking water with them. Drivers should also ensure their vehicles are prepared for the journey, with plenty of coolant and fuel.

Road users can obtain up-to-the-minute travel information by phoning the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000; by accessing the website at www.highways.gov.uk; following us on Twitter via our @HAtraffic_seast feed; downloading our iPhone app; or by tuning into local radio stations.

Notes to Editors

1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England’s motorways and other strategic roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.

2. Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and other strategic roads is available:

- From the web at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic.
- By phone from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 at any time. (Calls to 0300 numbers will cost no more than 5p per minute from a standard BT residential landline. Call charges from other landlines and mobile networks may vary, but will be no more than a standard geographic call and will be included in all inclusive minutes and discount schemes). Make sure it’s safe and legal before you call. Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency.
- On an iPhone app which will automatically select the region you are in. Free to download from the iTunes store or search for Highways Agency on your device.
- From Twitter – there are eight feeds with live traffic information provided by region. For information on roads in the south east region follow us @HAtraffic_seast or for the full index visit www.highways.gov.uk/twitter.

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