Police traffic plan in place for Silverstone Grand Prix

Drivers are being warned to avoid the Silverstone area in two weeks' time if they are not going to the Grand Prix.

Northamptonshire Police has laid out its traffic plans for the F1 event between 8 and 10 July.

Racegoers will be directed into the circuit via a one-way system on the A43 and the traffic flow will then be reversed at the end of the event.

Police want motorists to get into the event quickly and safely and they want a by-pass for those not attending.

All Grand Prix traffic approaching on the M1, from either direction, will be directed off the motorway at junction 15a to join the A43 southbound.

Traffic on the A5 will filter into the traffic stream at Towcester.

Traffic approaching via the M40 will be routed along the A43 northbound from junction 10.

Ch Insp Sean Bell, leading the Silverstone traffic operation, said: "We would urge all road users to be patient and to make sure they pay attention to the signage for the event.

"We will be maximising the use of the road network in and around Silverstone to get everyone to and from the event as quickly and safely as possible."

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