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30th Aug 2018

A major traffic update has been issued ahead of Electric Picnic

Rudi Kinsella

road deaths Ireland

Important news for anyone heading to Stradbally.

Electric Picnic is only a matter of hours away and people are getting understandably excited.

But before the party can begin, we have to make sure you’re somewhat organised.

If you click here you can find out all of the information you need regarding stage times and whatnot, and if you click here you can even receive advice from pharmacists regarding EP.

And finally, we’ve got the traffic.

According to an update issued by AA Roadwatch, you may want to head off about an hour earlier than you intended to.

There are major road works on the two main routes leading to Stradbally – the M7 and the M8.

The two roads have been causing major delays at key commuter times. Because of this, organisers of Electric Picnic are urging festival-goers to plan their journey well in advance.

Those driving to Stradbally should expect delays in the run up to the evening rush hour.

Elaine O’Sullivan, Deputy Editor of AA Roadwatch has given this advice to those planning to be in attendance: “First and foremost, make sure you plan ahead for your journey to Electric Picnic and allow yourself plenty of time to get to the festival site.

“If you are leaving after work on Friday, keep in mind that evening rush hour delays start to pick up a little earlier and you will see increased volumes of commuter traffic from about 2:30pm onwards so factor that into your plans.

“Festival goers will start to make their way to the site from late morning onwards on Friday, so areas closer to the site will be quite busy. If you are heading to the festival via N7/M7 bear in mind that reduced speed limits are in place both ways between J8 Johnstown and J11 M9 as part of ongoing works and this will slow traffic between these junctions.

“And if you’re coming from Cork, the M8 is completely closed both ways for works between J13 Mitchelstown South and J14 Fermoy North until 8pm Friday evening so you will have to divert via the Old N8.”

The AA Roadwatch website will be updated regularly, so make sure to follow it on your journey.

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