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Torbay Airshow road closures

Roads across Devon will be closed or restricted from today as the first ever Torbay Airshow gets underway.

The sweeping three day parking restrictions were put in place following the Shoreham air disaster that killed eleven people.

The Airshow's website says "as part of the event organisation, a number of safety and traffic management measures will be put in place to limit vehicular access around Paignton Seafront, Preston Seafront and the surrounding residential areas shortly before the event, during the event and shortly after the event."

The designated times of closure are:

  • Friday 10 June - 6pm to 10:30pm
  • Saturday 11 June - 10am to 10:30pm
  • Sunday 12 June - 10am to 7pm
The road closures in Paignton are extensive Credit: ITV West Country

Details of all the road closures plus full size map.

Many residents claim the closures are excessive.

Crowds of up to 150 thousand are expected for the first-ever three day festival based at Paignton.

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Mayor Gordon Oliver pictured in 2015 Credit: ITV News

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