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Travel re­t­ric­tions near Cavendish con­cert site

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE -

Cavendish Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val kicks off to­day. Traf­fic re­stric­tions in place.

Travel re­stric­tions be­gin this evening around the Cavendish Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val con­cert site.

With thou­sands of fans driv­ing and walk­ing from park­ing lots and camp­grounds in the area, the P.E.I. RCMP says it is of ut­most im­por­tance that ev­ery­one un­der­stands the traf­fic flow and cor­re­spond­ing re­stric­tions in traf­fic.

“If in­struc­tions are fol­lowed and ev­ery­one shows a bit of pa­tience, ev­ery­one will get where they want to be,” the Moun­ties stated in a news re­lease.

Be­tween ap­prox­i­mately 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Thurs­day to Sun­day, Route 6 be­tween Cavendish Cor­ner and the Cavendish beach board­walk is closed to all in­bound traf­fic.

This is to al­low the mass flow of ve­hi­cles and pedes­tri­ans ex­it­ing the Cavendish Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val site in east and west di­rec­tions to­wards Stan­ley Bridge and North Rus­tico/New Glas­gow.

The RCMP asks that pa­trons and driv­ers in the com­mu­nity ex­er­cise pa­tience and fol­low all sig­nage and di­rec­tion from RCMP of­fi­cers and pro­vin­cial trans­porta­tion road crews sta­tioned in the area.

While it may be a fes­tive at­mos­phere, RCMP is re­mind­ing peo­ple not to drive while im­paired and to pay at­ten­tion while on the roads.

Traf­fic in­frac­tions of im­paired or dis­tracted driv­ing and speed­ing will re­sult in tick­ets this week­end in or­der to man­age safety, es­pe­cially when deal­ing with crowd sizes of this na­ture.

RCMP laid four im­paired driv­ing-re­lated charges dur­ing the mu­sic fes­ti­val in 2014.

HEATHER TAWEEL/THE GUARDIAN

Dennis Landry has trav­elled from New­found­land to take in the Cavendish Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val this week­end. For his sec­ond year com­ing, he will be sit­ting in the VIP Hay Loft be­side the stage to take in the show.

HEATHER TAWEEL/THE GUARDIAN

A crew of more than 60 peo­ple work to get ready for the con­certs at the Cavendish Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val site. Rod Stewart opens the week­end tonight, then the coun­try mu­sic fes­ti­val be­gins on Fri­day.

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