Traf­fic man­age­ment plans are in place

Bray People - - NEWS -

A NUM­BER of road clo­sures and restric­tions will be in place for the air dis­play this week­end, as well as park­ing fa­cil­i­ties, some with a shut­tle bus.

On Satur­day, Strand Road, Albert Av­enue, Sid­mon­ton Av­enue and Con­vent Av­enue will all be closed from 1 p.m. There will be restric­tions on the sur­round­ing roads, Sea­point, Quins­boro, No­vara Av­enue, Meath Road, Sid­mon­ton Road, Put­land Road and NEw­court Road.

On Sun­day, Strand Road will be closed from 8 a.m. Sea­point Road, Quins­boro Road, No­vara Av­enue, Ve­vay Road, Put­land Road, New­court Road and Lower Dar­gle Road will be closed from 9 a.m.

Also on Sun­day, there will be restric­tions from 9 a.m. on Her­bert Road, Boghall Road, Cas­tle Street, Dublin Road and Bray Main Street.

South­bound traf­fic on the Main Street Bray shall be di­verted via Kil­lar­ney Road. South­bound traf­fic on Ve­vay Road will be di­verted via Kil­lar­ney Road or via O’Byrne Road to Boghall Road and Kil­lar­ney Road.

Gar­dai, Wick­low County Coun­cil and event or­gan­is­ers have pre­pared a ro­bust traf­fic man­age­ment plan to min­imise dis­rup­tion for lo­cal res­i­dents and help peo­ple travel in and out of Bray as eas­ily as pos­si­ble.

As part of this, road clo­sures and traf­fic restric­tions will be in place through­out the week­end with full de­tails avail­able on www.BrayAirDis­ A num­ber of ‘Park ‘n Ride’ car parks will be avail­able for vis­i­tors over the two day event and or­gan­is­ers are mak­ing ev­ery ef­fort to en­cour­age vis­i­tors trav­el­ling by car to use these fa­cil­i­ties. How­ever, the strong mes­sage to those plan­ning on at­tend­ing the event is to use pub­lic trans­port, and al­low ex­tra time for the jour­ney.

There will be park­ing at the IDA Busi­ness Park, South­ern Cross Road. A shut­tle bus will be in op­er­a­tion from the car park dur­ing the course of the event. The old Dell car park will also be avail­able and will be ser­viced by shut­tle bus also.

There will also be park­ing at BIFE on No­vara Av­enue and Dar­gle View Golf Club. Park­ing will cost €5.

Ev­ery lo­cal res­i­den­tial house­hold within the road clo­sure area will be asked to pro­duce their driv­ing li­cense and a copy of a util­ity bill as proof of res­i­dency. If you would pre­fer to use a Ve­hi­cle Ac­cess Pass – they can be picked up from the Bray Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict Of­fice from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring proof of iden­tity, ad­dress and a cur- rent tax disc. A Tem­po­rary Re­stricted Airspace no­tice will be in place to pro­tect Bray

Air Dis­play par­tic­i­pants and spec­ta­tors, as well as traf­fic in and out of Dublin air­port, for the du­ra­tion of the event this Satur­day and Sun­day.

No drone ac­tiv­ity will be per­mit­ted in the area for the week­end.

Spec­ta­tor boats are wel­come at the Bray Air Dis­play but there will be marker buoys high­light­ing a ‘no boat zone’ to be man­aged by the Civil De­fence and the Ir­ish Coast Guard. The dis­play will in­clude some of the most skilled aer­o­batic per­form­ers from across the world with 22 air­craft and 12 jets.

On-the-ground ac­tiv­i­ties will start at 12 mid­day each day, with the air­show it­self from 3.30 p.m. on Satur­day and 2 p.m. on Sun­day

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