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Take That traffic congestion warning for Wednesday June 14

Motorists are being forewarned about congestion in the area of the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday late afternoon and evening (June 14).

Take That trio

About 32,000 people will be heading to the stadium for the Take That concert, with event gates opening from 4pm and stadium doors opening from 5pm.

Motorists not heading to the concert are being advised that roads in the immediate area of the stadium will be very busy. Congestion is also expected in parts of Hafod and St Thomas, including Neath Road, Llangyfelach Road, Pentrechwyth Road and Pentreguinea Road.

From 3pm, a small road closure will be in place during the build-up to the concert, with Brunel Way closed between its junction with Normandy Road and the A4217.

From 9pm until about an hour after the concert finishes, the A4067 dual carriageway opposite the stadium will be closed, although access to Neath Road for taxis and buses will be maintained. In the build-up to the concert, motorists can also expect slow-moving traffic on the dual carriageway opposite the stadium, with an emphasis on ensuring pedestrians can make their way over to the concert as safely as possible.

Stuart Davies, Head of Highways and Transportation at Swansea Council, said: "Take That's major concert at the Liberty Stadium is great news for Swansea because it gives local people top class entertainment on their doorstep and further raises Swansea's profile as a city of high quality events.

"We're determined to ensure the evening of the concert goes as smoothly as possible, which is why our events, highways and transportation services have worked so hard to put a comprehensive travel plan in place that includes detailed information on car parking options, road closures, taxi advice, and pick-up and drop-off points. 

"But we're also mindful that many motorists won't be heading to the concert, so we'd like to forewarn them about congestion in the area of the stadium, and on nearby alternative routes, in the late afternoon and evening of the event. Motorists should bear this in mind when making or planning journeys at this time."

Concert-goers are asked to visit http://www.swansea.gov.uk/article/34095/Take-That for all travel and parking information. The website includes details of car parking costs, with the chance to buy car parking tickets in advance of the concert.

The council has also now sent out letters to residents and businesses in the immediate area of the stadium to update them on the travel and access arrangements.


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