Road closures for stage 4 of Tour of Britain

The start of the 2013 Tour of Britain took place at a wet and windy Peebles. This year it will pass through the Borders.
The start of the 2013 Tour of Britain took place at a wet and windy Peebles. This year it will pass through the Borders.

Motorists are being advised that a number of roads will be affected by the Tour of Britain cycle race.

Roads throughout Northumberland will be closed for the race while one-way systems and car parks will also be affected during the event on September 9 and 10.

Timings below are approximate and it is anticipated that lead cars and rolling road block will arrive in each location up to 20 minutes before the race and will have left each location within 45 minutes after it first arrived.

Cornhill to Blyth via Alnwick, Coastal Route and South East Northumberland

The Tour of Britain will cross from Scotland into England, entering Northumberland via the Scottish Border at Coldstream and arrive in Cornhill on September 9.

Cornhill

Arrival time 12.30pm

The race will cross the River Tweed at Coldstream (A698) heading to Cornhill turning south onto the A697 via the roundabout towards Wooler. The race will leave the A697 at Crookham via the B6353 heading towards Ford Village.

Ford

Arrival time 12.40pm

The race will follow through the village on the B6353 towards Lowick where it will turn right on to the B6525 towards Doddington and pass through Doddington heading towards Wooler.

The race will leave the B6525 turning south on to the A697 towards Wooler.

Wooler

Arrival time 1.05pm

The race will pass through Wooler on the A697 heading south towards Morpeth, leaving the A697 at Wooperton on to the B6346 towards Eglingham A full road closure will be in place on the A697 from Wooler to the junction of the B6346 between 12.45pm and 1.55pm

Eglingham

Arrival time 1.30pm

The race will follow through the village on the B6346 towards Alnwick, where it will turn left on to Hinding Lane towards the B6341. The race will then turn right onto the B6341 towards the Broomhouse roundabout. The race will leave the at the Broomhouse roundabout then on to The Peth and into Alnwick

Alnwick

Arrival time 1.45pm

The race will follow through the town from The Peth, in front of the Castle, through Narrowgate, Bondgate Within, Bondgate Without, past the hospital to the Oaks Hotel Roundabout where the race will exit Alnwick on the A1068 and continue via the A1068 towards Lesbury/Hipsburn.

A full road closure will be in place from the junction of Hinding Lane B6346 to the junction of the A1068 at the Oaks Hotel roundabout between 1pm and 2.30pm. Full parking restrictions will be in place from The Peth to the Tower between Bondgate Within and Bondgate Without midnight - 2.30pm.

Lesbury/Hipsburn A1068

Arrival time 1.55pm

The race will arrive on the outskirts of Lesbury via the A1068 and cross the River Aln bridge continuing on to Hipsburn then on towards Warkworth A full road closure will be in place from the Hipsburn roundabout to Amble on the A1068 between 1.30pm and 3pm.

Warkworth

Arrival time 2pm

The race will follow through the village from the north crossing the River Coquet then onto Bridge Street, Castle Street, around Warkworth Castle exiting the village in the direction of Amble turning left on to Beal Bank.

Full parking restrictions will be in place on Bridge Street, Castle Street and to the Beal Bank junction from midnight to 3pm.

Amble

Arrival time 2.05pm

The race will follow through the town from Warkworth on the A1068 towards Widdrington Village.

Widdrington Village/Cresswell/Ellington

Arrival time at Widdrington Village 2.20pm

The race will leave the A1068, turning left at the Widdrington Inn roundabout towards Druridge Bay and then on to Cresswell village then turning right towards Ellington.

The race will arrive in Ellington at approx. 14:30 turning left at The Plough Inn, onto Ashington Road then on to the A1068 towards Ashington turning left at Potland roundabout on to the A189 past the QE2 Country Park then turning right at the Woodhorn Museum roundabout then right again at the Woodhorn roundabout on to the A197 Rotary Way towards Ashington.

A full road closure will be in place from Widdrington Village to Ellington between 2pm and 3.45pm.

Ashington

Arrival time 2.40pm

The race will continue on the A197 northern relief road then turning left on to the A1068 heading south to Sheepwash Bank then on towards Guidepost roundabout.

A full road closure will be in place from the A189 Woodhorn roundabout to the A1068, Sheepwash Bank junction.

Guidepost/Bedlington

Arrival time 2.55pm

The race will follow through the towns from the north in the direction of Hartford Bridge via Guidepost and Bedlington on the A1068. The race will leave Bedlington via Hartford Road continuing on to the A1068 bearing left at Hartford Bridge towards Cramlington.

Cramlington

Arrival time 3.05pm

The race will continue south along the A1068, turning left on to the A1172 towards Cramlington Railway Station, following on to the B1326 turning left on to Northumbrian Road and then right onto Durham Road. It continues across Shankhouse roundabout and on to the A1061 Laverock Hall Road passing under the A189. Then right at Laverock Hall roundabout on to the A192 towards Seaton Delaval.

Seaton Delaval/Seaton Sluice

Arrival time 3.15pm

The race will follow through the village from the A192 Astley Road, where it will continue to the Avenue Head roundabout turning left on to the A190 The Avenue heading towards Seaton Delaval Hall and Seaton Sluice. The race will turn left at Fountain Head roundabout on to the A193 heading north to Blyth.

A full road closure will be in place from the Seaton Delaval roundabout A190 along the A193 to Blyth Waterloo Road (B1328) between 1pm and 4pm.

Full parking restrictions will be in place on this stretch of road for the duration of the full road closure.

Blyth

Arrival time 3.25pm

The race will head into Blyth from the south on the A193 Links Road following through the town on Rotary Way, Broadway and Renwick Road before turning right on to the B1328 Waterloo Road.

The race will finish in Blyth at approx 4.15pm on Waterloo Road.

A full road closure will be in place on Waterloo Road and Keel Row Car Park on Wednesday, September 9, for the purposes of the build of the finish infrastructure from 4am.

Full parking restrictions will be in place on Waterloo Road, Thoroton Street, Bowes Street and Regent Street, Seaforth Street and the Keel Row Car Park will closed for public parking for the duration of the road closure.

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