Road closures on Tour of Britain race day

By North Lincolnshire Council | Posted: 24 Aug 2017

North Lincolnshire is gearing up to host stage three of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Tuesday 5 September 2017. To help the race run safely and accommodate an expected 200,000 spectators, key routes will be closed in North Lincolnshire.

The race will finish on the A18 Kingsway opposite Central Park in Scunthorpe. As a result, the A18 Kingsway will be closed from Berkley Circle to the Queensway roundabout from 4am to 8pm.

There will be no access to the Kingsway from Church Lane, Brumby Wood Lane (east and west), Glover Road or either roundabout. Kingsway residents will still be able to access their homes at all times.

The race starts at Normanby Hall Country Park at 11am. The B1430 Thealby Lane and West Halton Hill will be closed from A1077 in the direction of Thealby and Coleby from 7am until 12 noon. Access will be maintained for residents.

In Flixborough, Stather Road, High Street and Lodge Lane will be closed between First Avenue and Normanby Road in the direction of Normanby Road only, from 7am to 12 noon. Access will be maintained for Flixborough residents.

As the race travels along the A161 at junction two of the M180 around 12.10pm, and across the exits for Barrow (B1206) and Barton (A1077) of the A15 around 2.40pm and 2.55pm, the exit slips roads will be closed in both directions so that traffic does not build up on the road.

Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times along the route.

For the rest of the race, there will be a rolling road block. This means that between 15 and 20 minutes before the cyclists come through, police motorcyclists will be closing the road and clearing it of traffic.

Once the race has passed, the road will be open as normal. No one section of the route should be shut for more than 20 to 30 minutes.

You can find a full map of the road closures on our North Lincolnshire Tour of Britain website.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“We’ve managed to keep our road closures to a minimum to avoid unnecessary disruption on race day but we apologise for any inconvenience these closures will cause. We’re encouraging residents to be aware and plan their journeys so they don’t get caught up.

“Hosting the Tour of Britain is an excellent opportunity for North Lincolnshire to showcase our area on a national stage and we want it to run as smoothly as possible. We’re expecting hundreds of thousands of visitors to come to our spectator-friendly stage, providing a welcome boost to our local economy and employment.”

To celebrate the Tour of Britain coming to North Lincolnshire, we are also encouraging local businesses to decorate their premises in the run up to the big day. Shop window displays, bunting and painted bikes will all help to show North Lincolnshire is ready for the Tour.

If your business is already decorated for the Tour, why not register your business for our Best Decorated Business competition? Once registered, you will receive a visit from our judges and the winner will receive a special plaque awarded to them on the winner’s podium in Central Park on race day.

There is still time to become an official sponsor of the North Lincolnshire stage of the Tour of Britain. We have different levels of sponsorship available to suit every kind of business. Visit the sponsorship page to find out more.

Keep up to date with everything Tour of Britain in the run up to race day by finding NorthLincsToB on Facebook, Twitter and by visiting our North Lincolnshire Tour of Britain website.

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