THE National Eisteddfod is appealing to local people in the Conwy Valley to plan ahead carefully for travel during the week of the event (August 3-10).

Special measures will be in place, including traffic diversions in Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed, making some roads one-way only.

Parking restrictions will also be in places.

The measures are part of a plan which has been formulated by a specialist traffic management company and agreed by North Wales Police, Conwy County Borough Council, the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency and other key stakeholders.

The changes could affect residents of Llanrwst, Betws-y-Coed and nearby areas, extending usual journey times during the period of the event.

The Eisteddfod has launched an awareness campaign, and the main measures are summarised on the Eisteddfod’s website -

National Eisteddfod chief executive Betsan Moses said: “We are extremely proud and grateful to see so much enthusiasm in Conwy county as people look forward to the opening of the Eisteddfod in early August.

"Tens of thousands of people will descend on the area during the week.

“I would like to emphasise to people in the area that things will be different to usual during the Eisteddfod and the special measures in place mean that you will need to plan ahead specifically with these special measures in mind.

"Journeys could take longer than usual, but the intention is to ensure that traffic keeps flowing during this particularly busy period.

“I would like to thank everyone for their patience and their support.”