Revellers planning to party at this year’s Creamfields festival in Cheshire have been offered some sensible advice to help to take the hassle out of travel plans both to and from the annual shindig.
Creamfields 2015 will be taking place over three days from August 28th to 30th at the festival site on Daresbury Estate near Runcorn.
For the 60,000 dance music lovers who will be heading to the festival, the event represents a chance for them to let down their hair and go wild over the bank holiday weekend, but with such a large number of people attracted to this annual get-together, the surrounding roads are expected to be extremely busy.
As a result, Highways England has revealed additional police officers will be stationed around junction 11 of the M56 at Daresbury to deter festivalgoers from walking on the motorway, while electronic signage will also be in use to direct revellers to the appropriate parking areas.
Highways England events planning manager Phil Stockford commented: “We would like to remind everyone that the motorway is no place for pedestrians – it is dangerous and illegal and having pedestrians on the network can cause delays for legitimate motorway users.
“Drivers wanting to pick people up should use the dedicated collection points off the motorway network, which will be clearly signed.”
Stretches of the M6, M56 and M62 are expected to see increased traffic volumes for the duration of the festival weekend, with all those planning non-essential journeys in the area advised to make alternative plans.
Traffic volumes are predicted to begin to increase from Friday morning and will remain high until late on Bank Holiday Monday.