Preparations in full swing for Rod Stewart concert in Taunton - includes road closure details (From Somerset County Gazette)
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Preparations in full swing for Rod Stewart concert in Taunton - includes road closure details
Updated 10:46am Tuesday 17th June 2014 in News
PREPARATIONS are well underway for the arrival of rock legend Rod Stewart in Taunton tomorrow, as these photos show.
Some 18,000 fans are expected to fill the County Ground tomorrow night for one of the town's biggest concerts in years.
Somerset County Council is putting on extra park and ride buses with heavy traffic expected.
A council spokesman said: "With thousands of music fans set to attend, there is likely to be a significant increase in the number of vehicles on the road and several roads will be closed to allow the event to take place safely.
"This has been agreed by the event organisers, the police and the county council.
"To encourage concert-goers to leave their cars behind, arrangements have been made to run extra park-and-ride bus services from both Taunton Gateway and Silk Mills sites.
"Road closures will affect Priory Bridge Road, Priory Avenue and other streets near the cricket ground from midday to midnight, while Bridge Street and North Street will be closed between 9pm to midnight.
For a map of affected roads, click here.
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