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Leeds Festival and Ebor meeting spark A64 warning
10:39am Friday 17th August 2012 in News
MOTORISTS heading to York Racecourse’s Ebor meeting and the Leeds Festival next week are being urged to plan their journeys well in advance.
Drivers are being warned they will not be able to travel on the A64 eastbound from Leeds to York next Thursday and will have to find an alternative route.
The Highways Agency said the A64 between York and Leeds and the A1M are likely to be even busier than normal when the music festival and major race meeting are staged over the Bank Holiday weekend.
“All routes to the festival start from the A1(M) and there is no access to the Leeds Festival from any other route,” said a spokesman. “The route to the festival will be clearly signposted from the A1, M1, M62 and A1(M).
“Next Thursday, festival traffic will use both lanes of the one-way system on the A64 from the A1 and will turn right into the festival car parks, opposite the Dogs Trust. To allow for this, the A64 is being closed to all eastbound traffic from the Fox and Grapes until and 5am on Friday.”