The Tour de France is coming: Are you ready?
The world’s largest annual sporting event starts tomorrow in Leeds. On Monday 7 July Stage 3 will start in Cambridge, travel on roads closed to traffic through Cambridgeshire, Essex, north, east and central London and finish on The Mall between 15:30 and 16:00. To avoid delays on Monday 7 July all drivers are advised to, wherever possible, avoid areas near the event routes.
Please ensure that you have finalised your plans to ensure that your business is able to function and notified employees, customers and suppliers, especially those travelling to and from outside London.
Extensive road closures will begin at 10:00 and we anticipate that all roads will be reopened by 18:00 provided that it is safe to do. Parking restrictions will be in place and vehicles will not be able to cross the route during the closures. Check signs for local parking restrictions as they may differ by area.
Some road closures will need to come into effect earlier so that barriers and other event infrastructure can be installed to ensure the safety of competitors and spectators, these include:
- The Mall in central London, which will be closed from 16:00 Sunday 6 July and will reopen at 23:59 on Monday 7 July
- No access to or from Waterworks Corner from A406 North Circular from 09:00 on Monday 7 July until the race route reopens
Key strategic roads will remain open throughout. There are no planned closures on the A11, A12, A13, M25, Rotherhithe, Blackwall and Dartford Tunnels. There are also no planned closures on the A406 North Circular, with the exception of Waterworks Corner where there will be no access to or from it from 09:00 on Monday 7 July until the race route reopens.
The Woolwich Ferry will run as normal. However a reduced service may be in operation as roads in some parts of London, including the north side of the river, may be busier than usual.
Tower, Southwark and Westminster Bridges will be closed for much of the day; other central London bridges will remain open.
More information is available at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tourdefrance
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