Traffic advisories for U2 concert, Moncton, N.B

With the U2 concert at Magnetic Hill on July 30, the Codiac Regional RCMP is reminding concert goers to plan ahead for transportation to and from the concert site, and asking motorists to be patient while driving in and around Moncton.

As tens of thousands of people are expected to attend, there will be heavy traffic, especially in the northwest part of the city. Traffic will be heaviest in the late afternoon and early evening. Motorists who live in this part of the city may want to take an alternate route home to avoid delays.

The RCMP would like to remind motorists of the traffic restrictions that will be in place on the day of the concert.

Day of the concert:

No parking on Front Mountain Road, Gorge Road, Ensley Drive (except taxis) and Mountain Road, from Front Mountain Road to the Lyon’s Country Store.
Front Mountain Road will be closed to general traffic starting at 10 a.m.
Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., residents and their guests will be able to access Front Mountain Road. Guests will be required to identify the address and home owner they will be visiting. No passes will be required.
Front Mountain Road will be closed to all traffic as of 1 p.m. It will reopen at 1 a.m. on July 31, or when deemed safe by the RCMP.
After the concert:

The Gorge Road will be closed to traffic starting at 11 p.m. It will reopen at 1 a.m. on July 31, or when deemed safe by the RCMP.
Mountain Road, from Charles Lutes Road to Front Mountain Road, will be closed to vehicle traffic to allow buses to safely load people using the Park and Ride service.
Taxis will be permitted to pick up passengers on Ensley Drive.
Vehicles using private parking lots near the concert site will have to wait until pedestrians have cleared the area before cars will be allowed to move.

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