Organisers say they're well prepared for this year's Isle of Wight Festival. Last summer saw the some of the worst rainfall - creating a quagmire. So what steps have been taken to prevent a similar situation. Our reporter Divya Kohli put that question to festival organiser John Giddings.
Stuart Love, Isle of Wight Council's strategic director for the economy and environment, said: “We hope that there will be no repeat of last year’s terrible weather, but if the worst does happen we are ready to put our alternative traffic plans into place.
"The arrangements we have give us the flexibility to keep traffic moving and to get large numbers of vehicles off the road network in a wide variety of scenarios.
“We would like to ask residents to help us by avoiding the designated festival traffic routes on the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday of the event when traffic volumes are at their highest."
The Isle of Wight Council has detailed revealed its plans to many traffic coming to the festival.
The main route for festival traffic from the Red Funnel terminal at East Cowes will be up York Avenue and along Whippingham Road where it will turn right into the Red Festival Car Park.
If there are any overly long hold ups on the Whippingham Road plans have been developed to turn festival traffic left on to Alverstone Road.
Here it can be ‘stacked’ and released into the network when the roads to the festival site are less busy.
Vehicles travelling from the Wightlink terminal at Fishbourne will be directed right on to Kite Hill, through Wootton, up Lushington Hill and right at the Racecourse roundabout and the left into the White Festival Car Park.
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