DRIVERS are being urged to plan their journeys ahead of this week’s Devon County Show at the Westpoint near Exeter.
The show, to be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, averages an attendance of up to 100,000 people over the three days, with increased traffic on the M5 north and south of junctions 29 and 30, the A30 east and west of Exeter and the A38 south of Exeter.
Congestion has previously occurred during the morning influx to the show, particularly the M5 northbound between junctions 31 and 30.Traffic is likely to be heavier on Saturday, with the Exeter Chiefs hosting Wasps in an Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final at Sandy Park.
Gareth Price, at Highways England emergency planning officer for the South West, said: “Our aim is to keep the Highways England network running whilst keeping road users safe and informed. Exeter Chiefs have published their own information to direct supporters on the Saturday, and we advise all road users to check our traffic and travel information channels, set off early and allow plenty of time.”