Traffic jams expected as Queen attends event in Shropshire

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Queen to visit RAF Cosford in Shropshire Photo: PA Pictures

Road users travelling on the M6 and M54 in the West Midlands on tomorrow are being advised to expect the motorways to be busier than normal as more than 40,000 people will be heading towards RAF Cosford to Shropshire’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will be at an event promoting the county’s industrial, commercial and agricultural expertise.

Despite the wet weather the celebrations will be going ahead. People are being adivsed to dress for wet conditions underfoot, and drivers are being advised to be prepared for the potential of difficult parking conditions depending on the weather.

Gates open at 7.30am and based on air shows held at the same location, we are expecting that the exit slip roads at junction 12 on the M6 and junctions 3 and 4 on the M54 will be busy, particularly as the time people will be travelling to the event will overlap with the morning rush hour.

We are working very closely with West Mercia Police and a traffic management company and have tried and tested plans in place to help us co-ordinate the large volume of traffic descending and exiting this venue in a short amount of time.

– Frank Bird, Highways Agency events planner

Extra Highways Agency Traffic Officers will be on patrol.

Don't forget to check the Highways Agency website for delays before leaving or call the Highways Agency information line on 0300 123 5000.