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Travel retrictions near Cavendish concert site
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.
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.
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.