FULL LIST: York Tour de France Road Closures Revealed
2:33pm 20th May 2014
The full list of the roads which will be closed when the Tour de France comes to York has been revealed.
The following roads will be shut between 4.30am and around 1.30pm on 6th July, when the city hosts the second day of the Grand Depart. The race will depart from York Racecourse at 11am on the Sunday which will close off the following roads.
- York Racecourse
- Campleshon Road
- Bishopthorpe Road
- Bishopgate Street (Skeldergate Bridge)
- Tower Street
- Clifford Street
- Coney Street
- St Helen’s Square
- St Sampson Square
- Church Street
- Minster Yard
- Duncombe Place
- St Leonards Place
- Bootham A19
- Clifton Green
- Water End
- Boroughbrdge Road
- A59 to Harrogate
People will not be able to get vehicles to homes and businesses on streets next to, or on the route. This will also include streets connected to the route that can not be accessed from elsewhere.
If you want to go out on Sunday 6th July, York Council says you will have to park your car somewhere else where you can get to the roads which are open. A ban will be in place for motorists want to drive on or across the route after the closures come in at 4.30am.
People living in the city are also being advised to warn friends and family who may come for a visit about the restrictions.
David Levene, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “To help people prepare ahead of the Tour de France the council has sent residents close to the route an information pack to enable them to plan for and make the best of the weekend. Council officers are working hard to minimise disruption to residents and businesses, but as with all major sporting events there will be some inconveniences to ensure the safety of competitors and residents alike.”
Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “With only 50 days to go until the world’s greatest cycle race comes to York I am urging residents to plan ahead so they are ready to experience the race. There are many places in York to take in the Tour de France atmosphere, whether it’s one of the council’s spectator hubs or out along the route it’s sure to be a great day!”
For further information about the Tour de France in York, please visit www.york.gov.uk/tourdefrance . To get help on travelling around York in advance, or on the day, use the online i-Travel York journey planner at www.itravelyork.info.
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