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Seafront road closed during the Porthcawl Elvis Festival

15 September 2017

To help ensure that crowds attending the Porthcawl Elvis Festival (22 – 24 September) can enjoy strolling safely along Porthcawl’s seafront in their blue suede shoes and colourful costumes, a stretch of the main road along the esplanade will be closed for the majority of the weekend.

Bridgend County Borough Council is advising visitors to the event, and local residents, that there will be a road closure all day on Saturday 23 September from 6am along the esplanade between Porthcawl Marina and the Seabank Hotel.

The road will stay closed on Sunday morning until 2am, when it will re-open, but will then close again for the rest of the day from 6am until midnight. Timings may vary slightly in order to ensure the smooth running of the event.

Temporary diversions will be in place and drivers are asked to pay close attention to the temporary signage when driving in and around the town over the festival weekend. One-way systems will also be in place in Victoria Avenue, Doddridge Way and Park Avenue in order to minimise congestion on the diversion routes.

Meanwhile, the majority of the Eastern Promenade will be closed to all vehicles other than taxis, coaches and mini buses that are dropping Elvis fans off at the event, but the Salt Lake car park will still be open and accessible. Additional signage will be provided to guide drivers to the car parks and dedicated drop-off zones.

Councillor Richard Young, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “As thousands of Elvis fans prepare to get ‘all shook up’ for another fun weekend of festivities, we’ll be introducing the same traffic arrangements as have been in place for the last couple of years to help ensure that the event is as safe and enjoyable as possible. I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.” 

Last Updated: 15/09/2017
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