PLANS to prevent congestion around a Bradford football stadium have been finalised in time for a high-profile friendly.

Bradford Council has placed parking restrictions around Bradford (Park Avenue)’s Horsfall Stadium on Cemetery Road to prevent congestion and improve traffic flows.

Yellow lines and signs are now in place in time for the upcoming friendly clash between Avenue and Bradford City on Friday, July 1.

The authority’s parking wardens will be patrolling the area to enforce the no parking zones.

Those found breaching the restrictions will be issued with instant fines.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, portfolio holder for regeneration, planning and transport, said: “These restrictions should go some way to alleviating the high levels of congestion around Horsfall Stadium.

“We ask that people travelling to the stadium by car park with consideration for local residents and the safety of others by avoiding parking near driveways or junctions, or on the pavement.”

Ward councillors have been working with local residents and community groups on getting the measures in place.

Cllr Ruth Wood (Lab, Royds) said: “I’m pleased these measures are being put into place and would encourage fans to attend the stadium by public transport or walking wherever possible to minimise the impact on local residents who live near the stadium.”