Take That traffic warning

By on 20/06/2011 in News

Birmingham commuters who usually travel on roads near to Villa Park, are being warned of heavy traffic next Monday and Tuesday evening (27/28 June), as the football stadium plays host to two sell-out concerts by Take That. 

With 48,000 tickets sold for each night, significant congestion is predicted on major routes near to the stadium such as the A38(M) Aston Expressway, A34 and the M6 around Spaghetti Junction and Great Barr.
Concert admission is from 5pm and with a strict residents-only parking scheme in operation within 2km of the ground, parking spaces and roads around local car parks are also expected to be very busy, including at Star City, Perry Barr Stadium and Aston Events Centre.

Cllr Timothy Huxtable, Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Regeneration, said: “Clearly with tens of thousands of concert-goers expected, and most of these travelling by car from outside the city, there is going to be a major impact upon traffic at what is already one of the busiest times of the day.

“We'd therefore urge all motorists who usually pass through the area to adjust the time of their commute to avoid the busiest times, find alternative routes, allow more time for their journeys or where possible catch the train.”
Near to Villa Park a number of road closures, including on Witton Lane and Trinity Road will be in operation during both days.


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