DRIVERS are being advised that traffic is likely to be busy around the M56 and M6 this weekend, with up to 60,000 people heading to the annual Creamfields festival.

Creamfields 2014 features three days of events, running between 2pm on Friday August 22 through to 11pm on Sunday August 24, at Daresbury Estate, near Runcorn.

The North West traffic officer service has been working closely with Cheshire Police and festival organisers to manage the impact on the motorway network.

Highways agency traffic officers at Knutsford will have particular responsibility for monitoring traffic conditions on the M56 around the festival.

Phil Stockford, Highways Agency events planning manager, said: “We will be doing all we can to manage traffic around the event and keep drivers on the move - festival goers and other drivers can help themselves by planning their journeys and keeping themselves up to date with traffic information.”

Festival-goers travelling from the south will be directed via the M56 from junction 11, whilst those travelling from the north will be directed via the M62 from junction 7.

Meanwhile, other road users are being advised that the M56 around junctions 10, 11 and 12 aroun Runcorn is likely to be busy at key times of the weekend. The M56 interchange with the M6 is also likely to experience higher volumes of traffic.