ROLLING Road closures will be in place as the Tour of Britain comes to Warrington tomorrow Thursday 9 September.
Local residents are being encouraged to familiarise themselves with the full stage 5 route and road closures ahead of the Tour and to keep in mind that traffic will be busy as the race comes through the town.
Because of the nature of the event, a rolling road closure will be enforced. This means that roads on and around the race route will have a no parking restriction on them from 9am to 4.00pm to ensure that there are no obstructions for the safety of the riders.
A number of roads will be closed between 2pm and 4.00pm. Other roads along the route will be closed for a shorter period to allow the race to pass by – usually for approximately 20 minutes before the lead riders arrive – and then for approximately the same time again to allow the riders and race convoy to pass. Once the convoy has passed roads will be reopened, although it is likely that there will be major delays.
Please note that Sankey Street and some of the surrounding roads in the town centre will be closed from 5am, with the section of Liverpool Road to Sankey Street closed from 1pm. Read the full road closure map on the council’s Tour of Britain page.
Be sure to plan ahead and get the most out of your day.
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If you’re lining the route please ensure you stand back from the kerb edge in a safe location, don’t stand on the road or have anything that overhangs the kerb edge. This will ensure the safety of both spectators and riders.