Drivers are warned to be prepared and to expect delays for Camp Bestival

PEOPLE have been advised to expect additional traffic as festival goers flock to the county for Camp Bestival.

Camp Bestival returns to Lulworth Estate later this month – with traffic restrictions in place to help keep vehicles moving through the area.

Dorset Council has urged festival-goers to be patient and allow extra time when traveling over the busy weekend.

A spokesman for Dorset Council said: “Be prepared. If it’s hot have plenty of drinking water in your vehicle.

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“Due to the volume of people all arriving at the same time, queues will develop.

“Please be patient and considerate of others.

“Last year traffic arriving for the festival peaked at midday and was incredibly busy throughout the day – with delays of up to 1 hour 28 minutes traveling south on the B3070 from the A352 .

“Monday morning (August 1) will also be busy with people leaving the site.”

From Monday July 25 to Monday August, various measures will be put in place in the Lulworth area, including:

  • The B3070 via East Lulworth will be one-way eastbound
  • 20mph speed limit on the B3070 via East Lulworth
  • 30mph speed limit on much of the B3070 and Coombe Keynes Road
  • 40mph speed limit on large section of B3071
  • clear lanes (no stopping or parking) in: East Lulworth, Burngate, B3071 and Coombe Keynes road

New Buildings Road will temporarily be one-way south to facilitate access to the festival, but will change to one-way north on Sunday evening to help traffic exit the site.

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From Thursday 28 July, there will be no right turns from the A352 to the B3070 for the duration of the festival.

All temporary measures will be signed off on site and details of the council roadworks map can be viewed online at www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/travel/travel-dorset/roadworks-road-closures

Jan G. Gilbert