Traffic management plan for Westport Airshow announced

As a result of the Westport Airshow there will be a number of temporary road closures and traffic restrictions throughout Westport on Sunday, May 14. A comprehensive traffic management plan is in place to get Westport Airshow visitors in and out of the town as quickly as possible. The organisers of the air show are encouraging visitors to the event to travel sustainably, ie, walk, cycle, car share or take public transport. There will be designated car parks available for visitors.

Formal road closures will be in place covering the event from 12am to 7pm. This will be from the Ardmore Road to the statue at Hoban's Centra at the Quay. A number of manned closures allowing local access only will be in place from 10am to 7pm including (1 ) The Quay Road from the Leenane Road junction to the statue at Hoban's Centra at the Quay; (2 ) Ardmore Road; (3 ) Quay Coast Road at Belclare Junction; and (4 ) Doon Road at Castlebar Road junction.

There will be no road access or car parking available on Westport Quay from 10am to 7pm on Sunday, May 14 May.

Full traffic restrictions including local access, motorists' travel advice, accessibility, parking information and a site map can be found at www.westportairshow.com/trafficmanagementplan The event starts at 1pm and will include a funfair, food and craft markets, live music, street theatre, face painting and visitors can even experience the Wild Atlantic Way from the sky by taking a helicopter pleasure flight. From 3pm spectators will be treated to an aviation spectacle that promises to turn heads. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and plan their trip in advance. Keep up to date with the latest event news by checking out the website www.westportairshow.com, or by following the event's social media channels on Twitter and Facebook.

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