ROADS will be closed across Bournemouth town and the seafront during this year's air show.

The Bournemouth Air Festival returns today for its 15th instalment, as hundreds of thousands are expected to flock to the event.

Day one of the four-day extravaganza kicks off at 2pm with performances from the Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers and RAFAT Red Arrows.

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However, road users are being advised to find alternative transport as BCP Council closes much of the seafront.

The following roads will be closed, except for access, and no parking will be permitted 24 hours a day, from August 31 to September 3.

  • Gervis Road
  • Manor Road
  • Grove Road
  • St Michaels Road
  • West Hill Road
  • Sea Road
  • Meyrick Road - towards the seafront

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East Overcliff Drive and Beacon Road will be closed to public access and no parking for 24 hours a day, from August 31 to September 3.

Residents have been made aware of the closures. B3066 Bath Road will be closed from 1pm to 11pm starting from August 31 to September 3.

BCP Council will be enforcing these traffic restrictions with a tow away scheme in operation.

The council are suggesting residents and visitors to use alternative methods of transport over the four day event.