DELAYS are expected on Shropshire's roads as the Cosford Air Show takes to the skies at the weekend.

Taking place on June 9, the event will feature demonstrations of modern military aircraft from the Royal Air Force and international military partners.  

But with reduced capacity on the rail network this weekend, National Highways says tens of thousands of people travelling to the event are likely to travel by car, with around 13,000 vehicles expected and drivers encouraged to leave additional time for their journeys. 

To ease congestion on the way into the venue, there will be special traffic measures in place at junction 3 of the M54. Drivers are advised to pay close attention to signs to make sure they get in the correct lanes.

Car parks open at 7am and routes are expected to be busy between 7am and 1pm and again between 5pm and 8pm. The event has sold out and those without tickets should not travel to the venue as they will be turned away.