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Tour de France – further road closure information

Tour de France – further road closure information

 

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Issue Date: 30/04/2014

 

People across the whole of the Bradford district are being encouraged to get prepared and plan ahead for when the Tour de France Grand Départ comes to the district in the summer.

 

Bradford Council is now able to reveal more information about road closures for the Tour de France Grand Départ, after discussions with TdFHUB2014 Ltd and ASO the organisers of the race. The closures need to be put in place to allow the race to pass through the district on the weekend of the 5 and 6 July.

 

On Saturday 5 July when the race comes through Burley-in-Wharfedale, Ilkley and Addingham the roads of the race route and the junctions with the side roads on to it will need to be closed from 5.30am.

 

On Sunday 6 July when it passes through Addingham, Silsden, Keighley, Cross Roads, Haworth and Oxenhope the roads of the race route and the junctions with the side roads on to it will need to be closed from 6.30am.

 

The closure times are necessary to allow for the route to be prepared and infrastructure to be put in place before spectators arrive and the Tour’s publicity ‘caravan’ of about 180 vehicles, followed by around 200 riders and their support teams, pass through. The infrastructure then has to be removed and spectators allowed to disperse safely.

 

The Council anticipate that on both days the roads will reopen during late afternoon. However, all road opening times are dependant on public safety and the need to manage traffic flow around the event and will be subject to change as planning for the event progresses.

 

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use and cross the route prior to the main caravan of the race.

 

The Council will be writing to residents and businesses along the route to let them know about how the road closures will affect them. Resident only car parking will be set up to allow those who normally park on the roadside to keep the route clear.

 

It is expected that vehicle access to, and within, certain areas of the district will be significantly restricted, particularly for Stage Two, and movement of traffic through places like Addingham, Ilkley, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Keighley, Silsden, Cross Roads, Haworth and Oxenhope will not be permitted.

 

Revised bus and train timetables will be in operation with added trains and buses being laid on according to Metro. Full details for spectators and those wishing to access places by public transport along the route will be made available nearer to the event.

The Council is aiming to keep its services such as tips and leisure centres running as normal over the whole weekend. The only exception to this is the Sugden End Household Waste Site, which will be closed on Sunday 6 July. Other sites will remain open as normal.

 

Preparation for the race is an ongoing multi-agency operation, with emergency services and health and social care providers putting plans in place to maintain essential services and support for those who need it. Emergency access for ‘blue light’ services will be a priority.

 

Phil Barker, Bradford Council’s assistant director of sport and leisure, said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for people in our district to be able to witness the largest annual sporting event on their doorstep. Whilst we are making every effort to not only ensure the race is a success and minimise impact on residents and businesses as much as possible, some people may need to change their travel plans or daily routines. We have released this further information to help people to do this.”

 

The opening three stages of the 2014 Tour de France in England are expected to attract several million spectators to watch the race, bringing in more than £100 million to the Yorkshire economy while also being seen by a worldwide television audience of hundreds of millions. Stage Three is from Cambridge to London on Monday, 7 July.

 

For more information about Bradford Council’s plans for the Tour de France Grand Depart coming to Bradford

 

visitwww.bradford.gov.uk/tourdefrance

 

There will also be information on the Council’s facebook page /BradfordMDC and on twitter @Bradfordmdc.

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For more information please contact Alice Marshall or Jane Lewis in the Council’s Press Office on 01274 433526

 

Notes:

For Stage One of the Tour de France 2014 the following roads will need to be closed from 5.30am and are expected to reopen late afternoon:

  • A660 – From the district boundary to A65 Burley-in-Wharfedale
  • A65 – From Burley-in-Wharfedale through Ilkley to Addingham, Main Street
  • B6160 – From Addingham Main Street to Skipton Road, Addingham
  • Skipton Road – From Addingham Main Street to A65 junction Addingham and Wharfedale Road
  • A65 – From Skipton Road junction to the district boundary

For Stage Two of the Tour de France 2014 the following roads will need to be closed from 6.30am and are expected to reopen late afternoon:

  • A6160 Bolton Road – From district boundary to Addingham Main Street
  • A6160 – From Bolton Road junction via Main Street/Silsden Road to A65 roundabout
  • A6034 – From A65 roundabout through Silsden to A629 roundabout
  • A629 bypass – From A6034 Keighley Road roundabout to Hard Ings Road roundabout
  • A629 – From Hard Ings Road roundabout through Keighley via Skipton Road/North Street/High Street/South Street/Halifax Road/Wesley Place/Halifax Road to A6033 Haworth Road roundabout
  • A6033 Haworth Road – From A629 Halifax Road roundabout at Cross Roads to Lees Lane
  • B6142 – From A6033 junction via Lees Lane/Mill Hey/Station Road/Bridgehouse Lane to Main Street
  • Haworth Main Street and Changegate – From Bridgehouse Lane to North Street
  • B6142 Rawdon Road – From Bridgehouse Lane to Changegate junction
  • North Street/West Lane Main Street/Sun Lane/Main Street – From Changegate to Reservoir Road junction
  • Reservoir Road – From Main Street/Sun Lane junction to Enfield Side Road/Cemetery Road junction
  • Moorside Lane/W Shaw Lane/Shaw Lane – From Enfield Side Road/Cemetery Road to Hebden Bridge Road
  • A6033 Hebden Bridge Road – From Shaw Lane to district boundary

Issued by Alice Percival on 30/04/2014 14:45:18

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