Drivers heading north to Fieldays are being advised to avoid State Highway 1 and leave ahead of time to avoid traffic.
Police are advising motorists to take State Highway 3 rather than overloading State Highway 1.
Travel to and from the event often yields long convoys of traffic, and NZTA’s Kaye Clark says this year promises to be no different.
“We always experience a significant increase in traffic volumes on SH1, SH3 and SH21 during Fieldays week as people head into Mystery Creek off Airport Road (SH21),” says Mrs Clark.
“Police have excellent traffic management systems in place around this, but we’d like to remind people to be aware of the busy roads near the Fieldays site during this period.”
Waikato police are also advising Fielday goers to watch out for other “hot spots” including Tauwhare Road, and the intersection of Shakespeare Road and State Highway 1 in Cambridge.
“We will have points people on duty at that intersection during peak time to manage that situation,” says Inspector Leo Tooman of Waikato police.
“There will also be points duty staff on deck at either end of the day at each end of Airport Road where it intersects with SH1 and SH3. We’ll be there from 7.00 am each morning until the road is clear and we’ll return between 3.30 pm – 6.00 pm to assist during the evening peak traffic times.”
The four-day agricultural showcase kicks off at Mystery Creek on Wednesday morning.