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Isle Of Wight Festival Traffic Plan Revealed By Council

The Isle of Wight Festival returns next week, with names such as Muse, Kasabian and Wet Leg heading the bill.

The council and partner agencies have approved the traffic management plans submitted by the event organisers, covering areas such as event car parks, separating Red Funnel and Wightlink traffic and measures to ensure close co-ordination between partners.

The main route for festival traffic from the East Cowes Red Funnel terminal will be up York Avenue and along Whippingham Road, where it will turn right onto East Cowes Road and into the festival car park.

Festival-bound vehicles travelling from the Wightlink terminal at Fishbourne will be directed to the right on to Kite Hill, through Wootton, down Lushington Hill and right at the Racecourse roundabout and then left onto East Cowes Road and into the festival car park.

People requiring access to Newport Quay will be required to use the bridge and avoid going through Seaclose Park.

There will be a one-way system in place along Fairlee Road from lunchtime on Wednesday June 15. All outbound traffic from Newport will be directed up Staplers Road.

Residents will be kept up to date with routine traffic information, details of road closures and diversions, and updates about those council services affected by the festival. Hampshire Constabulary will provide security and safety updates. Messages will be shared via social media and local media.

Temporary traffic orders can also be found online.

Floating Bridge festival timetable

Details and updates can be found at the Floating Bridge website.