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Live updates: Download Festival traffic congestion on M1 and surrounding roads

Traffic builds for the second day as visitors to Download Festival at Donington arrive.

Updates to follow…


National Highways |4:30 pm

SEVERE delays on all approaches to DOWNLOAD festival remain:
Delays of at least 2 hours:

M1 north & south at J23A and J24, J24a

A453 north & south between M1 J23A and M1 J24A

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A50 east & west between A6 and M1

Allow extra journey time if heading to the area.


Traffic flow |4:34 pm

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National Highways |4:30 pm

The M1 is heavily congested both ways approaching junctions J24


Traffic flow |2 pm

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National Highways |1:47 pm

A reminder of SEVERE delays on the M1 north & southbound exit slip roads at J24 as well as on the roundabout.

Similar delays are being encountered on the A453 southbound on approach to J24.


National Highways |1:03 Pm

Traffic is now at a standstill at the M1 J24 roundabout including on the north & southbound exit slip roads.

A453 southbound is also heavily congested, with traffic also building on the A50 east and westbound at J1.

Expect delays of well over an hour now on the M1 north & southbound exit slip roads at J24 as well as on the roundabout.

Similar delays are being encountered on the A453 southbound on approach to J24.


National Highways |12:18 am

There’s now at least a half-an-hour delay on the M1 north and southbound exit slip roads at J24, as well as a half-an-hour delay on the A453 southbound approaching the J24 roundabout.


Traffic flow | 11:48 am

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AA Roadwatch

Queueing traffic and delays expected due to Download Festival on roads around Donnington Park. Congestion to The A50 after M1 J24.


National Highways |10:08 am

‘Delays are starting to build around the M1 J24 and A50 eastbound as traffic heads to Download Festival.

Please allow extra time for your journey this morning and heed travel advice from Download Festival as your sat nav may not take you the correct route.’


Download Festival |09:13 am Thursday 8 June

TRAVEL UPDATE:

For those arriving today from the South on the M1, use Junction 23 and follow the Download signage to the festival.

For those arriving from the North on the M1, use Junction 24A onto the A50 to Junction 1, then into Trent Lane, Station Road and Broad Rushes (Donington Bypass). Those coming from the South via the A42 should use Junction 14 & follow the signage.

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