Residents are being urged to allow extra time for journeys around the city tomorrow as the Tour of Britain returns to Stoke-on-Trent for a fifth successive year.
Rolling road closures will be in place across Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday, September 13, 2012 to allow competitors of the fifth stage of the 2012 Tour of Britain to race through the city’s streets.
The full list of road closures and times are:-
• Roads to be closed between 5am and 8pm
Old Hall Street - From Albion Square to Goodson Street
Albion Square - The whole
Parliament Square - The whole
Parliament Row - From Parliament Square to Old Hall Street
Stafford Street - From Stafford Lane to Albion Square
Albion Street - From Cheapside to Lichfield Street
Lichfield Street - From Boothroyd Street to Old Hall Street
Charles Street - The whole
Goodson Street - The whole
• Roads to be closed between 9:30am and 11am
Stone Road - From Longton Road to Whitmore Road
Longton Road - From Stone Road to Barlaston Old Road
Barlaston Old Road - The whole.
• Roads to be closed between 11:30am and 3pm
Botteslow Street - The whole
Potteries Way - From Lichfield Street to Old Hall Street
Old Hall Street - From Goodson Street to Potteries Way
Derby Street - For a distance of 45 metres from its junction with Botteslow Street
Nelson Place - For a distance of 10 metres from its junction with Commercial Road
Commercial Road - From Botteslow Street to Picton Street
• Roads to be closed between 12:30pm and 3pm
Leek New Road - From city boundary to Baddeley Green Lane
Baddeley Green Lane - The whole
Leek Road - From Baddeley Green Lane to Botteslow Street
• Traffic Regulation Orders to be revoked between 5am and 6pm
Stafford Street - Trinity Street to Stafford Lane
Percy Street - The whole
Tontine Street - Percy Street to Albion Square
Additionally no on-road parking will be available to residents on all roads on the route.
Public transport will be fully operational, although some journeys will take slightly longer due to rerouting. Where bus stops are to be suspended, notification has been given at the stop for a number of days.
Councillor Mark Meredith, cabinet member for sport for Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said: “The arrival of the Tour of Britain for a fifth year in Stoke-on-Trent is a massive boost for the city but will mean that a minimal number of roads will face some restrictions during the course of the race.
“We have worked extremely hard to ensure that the closures will cause as few disruptions to daily life as possible, but I urge people to take note of the roads affected in their area and plan journeys accordingly.”
A big screen TV based near the finish line on Old Hall Street in the City Centre, will broadcast the race live, allowing spectators to keep tabs on the progress of cyclists, including Tour De France winner and seven-time Olympic medalist Bradley Wiggins and World Champion and sprint legend Mark Cavendish.
For the official notice of road closures, see the attachments.
For all media enquiries contact Steven Kennedy in the Communications Department at Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 01782 232987.