Road closure information released for Grand Depart weekend

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Calderdale Council has released its road closure information for the weekend of the Tour de France Grand Depart on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 July.

During this weekend there will be a lot of extra traffic on the roads across Yorkshire so motorists will need to allow extra time to get around especially if they are travelling or living close to the route.

The route will be closed to traffic from the early hours of Sunday morning until late afternoon.

The TdF race route closures are:

· A6033 from the borough boundary at Cock Hill to its junction with the A646 at Hebden Bridge

· A646 Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd. (Access will also be restricted along the A646 between King Cross and Todmorden)

· B6138 from Mytholmroyd to its junction with the A58 at Blackstone Edge

· A58 from Blackstone Edge to Ripponden

· B6113 from Ripponden to West Vale, Greetland

· B6114 from junction with B6113 to Queen Street, West Vale, Greetland

· Queen Street, West Vale, Greetland

· Green Lane, Greetland

· Hullenedge Lane, Elland

· Hammerstones Road, Elland

· Blackley Road to borough boundary at Ainley Top

Any roads linked to the route will also be closed where the road meets the race route, and access roads to the route may also be closed.

Leader of Calderdale Council Coun Tim Swift, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the Tour de France in Calderdale; it will be a fantastic day for the region. We are releasing road closure information early to allow everyone to start planning now how they can make the most of this amazing event.

“Arrangements will be made to ensure access for emergency and care services are maintained on race day. We are working in partnership with the race organisers, emergency services, emergency planning, housing associations and health care providers to ensure that all essential services can carry on during the event.”