Latitude: Travel Disruptions Expected

With thousands of people descending on Suffolk for Latitude Festival 2013, road users are being warned to prepare for delays.

With thousands of people descending on Suffolk for Latitude Festival 2013, road users are being warned to prepare for delays.

Temporary traffic management plans have been put in place by organisers Festival Republic, Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk County Council Highways to ease congestion  around the site, minimise disruption to the road network and ensure regular road users are affected as little as possible.
The A12 and the A145 in the vicinity of Henham Park will be busy on Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Monday 22 July as festival goers head to or from Latitude Festival. The A12 will also be busy from around 10am - 12pm Friday to Sunday as day ticket holders arrive. Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys or use alternative routes wherever possible.
Peak traffic flows are likely on the A12 northbound and the A145 southbound during the late morning and afternoon of Thursday 18 July and the morning of Friday 19 July as festival goers arrive on site. Most traffic is expected to depart the site late in the evening on Sunday 21 July and before noon on Monday 22 July when traffic will be heavy on the A12 in both directions particularly southbound and the A145 southbound.
The routes to the festival will be well signposted and have been publicised by the organisers via promotional literature, the internet and in written information sent out with all tickets to the event.

  • Those travelling from the south on the A12 will be directed straight into site from the A12.
  • Those travelling from the Lowestoft direction on the A12 will be directed straight into site from the A145 via Middle Barn Lane which connects the A12 and the A145.
  • Those travelling south on the A145 from the Beccles direction will be directed straight into site from the A145.
  • Day ticket holders on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be directed into site from the A12.
  • Temporary speed limits of 30mph and no stopping orders will be in force along the A145 and A12  in the vicinity of the gates into site from Thursday to Monday.
  • Temporary traffic lights will be in operation on the junction of the A145 and the A12, and the junction of Middle Barn Lane and the A12 all day on Monday. Please allow additional time for your journey on the A12 and A145 on Monday or consider alternative routes where possible.
  • A one way system westbound will be in situ from the entrance to Henham Quarry along Middle Barn Lane and Craven Manor Lane to the junction with the A145 from Thursday to Sunday night.  The top section of Middle Barn Lane from the A145 to Manor Farm Cottages at the junction with Craven Manor Lane will be closed during this period other than for resident access.
  • A one way system eastbound will be in situ from the A145 along Middle Barn Lane past Henham Quarry to the A12 on Sunday night and Monday day time.
  • A no right turn and no left turn order will be in situ on the A12 turning onto Middle Barn Lane on the Monday.

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