Cambridgeshire road closures announced for the Tour de France visit

16:40 20 March 2014

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If you’re planning to watch the elite riders competing in the Tour de France as they race through Cambridgeshire this summer, then you’ll need to take note of the road closures that will be in place in Cambridge and further afield.

The riders are set to race in Cambridgeshire on Monday, July 7. And with the Tour being such a large scale event, residents, businesses and visitors are being given advanced notification to help plan their day.

Cambridgeshire County Council has announced the following closures:

– In order to allow for the set up of the start by Parkers Piece, Gonville Place and Parkside will close on Sunday, July 6, from 5.30pm

– At 4am on the Monday Regent Street, St Andrew’s Street, Sidney Street, Bridge Street, King’s Parade and Trumpington Street will be closed

– Also at 4am, roads which link directly to the route will close. These are: Park Terrace, Parker Street, Emmanuel Road, Victoria Avenue, Jesus Lane, Drummer Street, Emmanuel Street and Lensfield Road

– At 7am, Trumpington Road and the A1301 will be closed

The road closures will remain in place until 3pm when a phased reopening will begin. The last roads are expected to open by 6pm.

Further work is being carried out by Cambridgeshire county and Cambridge city councils with the Tour organisers to develop the plans for roads which access the route and how they will be affected on the day. An announcement on this work is expected later this spring.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Mac McGuire, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, said: “Many have already started to make arrangements for July 7 and we have been working with our partners to ensure they are aware of the impact of the race.

“Over the next month, we will be working hard with organisations such as bus operators, train companies and others to ensure people can make the most of this historic day. As we finalise these plans later this spring we will ensure information such as revised bus timetables and stops as well as wider information on the impact on access roads are published along with all the other special arrangements for the day.

“There is still a lot of work to do but we are all dedicated to delivering the best start of the Tour de France we can.”

The route will need to be clear of all vehicles prior to the road closure time, with pedestrian access available while the roads are closed through stewarded crossing points. There will also be parking restrictions in place on the route and on some access roads.

INFORMATION: Exact details of the route can be found at online at

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