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Traffic arrangements for landmark gig

June 22 2016

Visitors to the Stereophonics gig in Wrexham and members of the public are advised to be aware of traffic and parking arrangements for the event.

The Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium will host a landmark concert by the Welsh rockers on Saturday, July 2.

Wrexham Council and event organisers are keen to minimise any disruption, with traffic controls in place on routes approaching the stadium and into town.

A number of controlled and diverted routes will be in place.

  • Mold Road will be one-way out of town from 1pm until 9.45pm, with all inbound traffic (including residents, the Park and Ride service and coaches to the event) to use alternative directed and diverted routes into the town.
  • The Park and Ride service and any coaches to the event will be directed through town, either via Ruthin Road or Chester Road, and be allowed to drop off on the inbound side of Mold Road before re-joining the outbound carriageway. This will be monitored and directed by traffic management operatives with Amberon.
  • Residents will also have to access the roads opposite the stadium via the town centre.
  • There will be a full closure of the Mold Road from 9.45pm whilst the stadium is emptying, though residents on neighbouring residential streets will continue to have access, managed by Amberon operatives.
    For the night time full closure, Central Road emerging from Central Retail Park (near Dunelm Mill) will be coned down to one lane, and traffic will be directed into Regent Street, towards town.  Access to nearby Wrexham General Station will be managed by operatives
  • Crispin Lane will be closed at access to the rear of the stadium.

A Park and Ride bus service will run between the Council’s offices on Ruthin Road and the stadium in a bid to minimise traffic through the town.

Proper signage will be in place to direct concert-goers to appropriate car parks or the Park and Ride facility.

Cllr David Kelly, Lead Member for Public Protection at Wrexham Council, said: “While we welcome the fact that the Stereophonics will play in Wrexham, we are keen to ensure that where we can, we can curb any potential disruptions to neighbouring residents and amenities.

“Controls will be put in place so as to properly manage the traffic expected as a result of the live performance, and we appreciate that this will cause disruption to anyone who might normally use the road.

“Nevertheless, with all correct controls in place, we hope to keep disruption to a minimum.”

Lynda Powell, Director of Operations at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, added: “Having major names appear at the stadium is going to have a positive impact on the region, with thousands of people attending from all corners of the UK and beyond.

“We are delighted to be hosting this concert and would like to thank the council and our partners for their work in ensuring the event runs smoothly and safely.”