Tour de France 2014 be ready roads will be closed - Freights

Tour de France 2014 be ready roads will be closed


The 101th Tour de France will be starting on Saturday July 5th and running till Sunday July 27th 2014. It will consist of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,664 kilometres, three of which will take place in Great Britain. The stages are as follows:
Stage 1 5th July 190.5 km Leeds – Harrogate

Stage 2 6th July 201 km York – Sheffield

Stage 3 7th July 155 km Cambridge – London

Stage 4 8th July 163.5 km Le Touquet-Paris-Plage – Lille Métropole

Stage 5 9th July 155.5 km Ypres – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut

Stage 6 10th July 194 km Arras – Reims

Stage 7 11th July 234.5 km Épernay – Nancy

Stage 8 12th July 161 km Tomblaine – Gérardmer La Mauselaine

Stage 9 13th July 170 km Gérardmer – Mulhouse

Stage 10 14th July 161.5 km Mulhouse – La Planche des Belles Filles

Rest day 15th July Besançon

Stage 11 16th July 187.5 km Besançon – Oyonnax

Stage 12 17th July 185.5 km Bourg-en-Bresse – Saint-Étienne

Stage 13 18th July 197.5 km Saint-Étienne – Chamrousse

Stage 14 19th July 177 km Grenoble – Risoul

Stage 15 20th July 222 km Tallard – Nîmes

Rest day 21st July Carcassonne

Stage 16 22nd July 237.5 km Carcassonne – Bagnères-de-Luchon

Stage 17 23rd July 124.5 km Saint-Gaudens – Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet

Stage 18 24th July 145.5 km Pau – Hautacam

Stage 19 25th July 208.5 km Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour – Bergerac

Stage 20 26th July 54 km Bergerac – Périgueux

Stage 21 27th July 137.5 km Évry – Paris Champs-Élysées

Tour de France is one of the most outstanding and the biggest international sports events in Europe that attracts on average a dozen million spectators every year. However, not everyone will be able to watch or follow it. There will be people working, people on the road for whom all the traffic alterations connected with this event may cause some trouble. So remember that road closures and various forms of temporary traffic alterations will be present on the main roads of the race abut also on other, neighboring roads therefore it is advisable to check and plan your route carefully if you are going to drive on the above dates in the vicinity of the race stages.
Given the anticipated number of visitors it is likely that the roads will be closed for most of each day that the route comes through the area. Please be aware that although your road may not be closed there is likely to be heavy traffic and congestion in areas around the route.

Here are some specifics:
Stage 1 5th July Saturday 190.5 km Leeds – Harrogate
Roads closed from 5.30am until mid-afternoon: Burley (A65), Ilkley (A65), Addingham (A65 and through village)

Stage 2 6th July Sunday 201 km York – Sheffield
Roads closed from 6.30 am until mid-afternoon: Addingham (Village Centre), Silsden (A6034), Keighley (A629, North Street, South Street), Cross Roads, Haworth (Main Street), Oxenhope (Shaw Lane, Hebden Bridge Road)

Stage 3 7th July Monday 155 km Cambridge – London
The main roads that lead to towns and villages along the route are the M11, A12, A414 and A120.
Roads will be closed:
Uttlesford and Braintree: 7.30am to 4pm
Chelmsford, Epping Forest north of the A414 : 8am to 5pm
Epping Forest south of, and including, the A414: 9am to 5pm
It will not be allowed to park on the route when the roads are closed and all the vehicles will have to be moved before the closures come into force on Monday 7 July. Cars parked on Palmers Hill and the High Street in Epping will need to be moved by 4pm on Sunday 6 July because of additional infrastructure work for the sprint section of the stage.




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