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Clearer picture of Tour road closures

Clearer picture of Tour road closures

Published at 12:50pm 6th April 2014. (Updated at 12:55pm 6th April 2014)

More details about road closures linked to the Tour de France in North Yorkshire have been released.

Anticipated timings, traffic management and diversion routes are now available on North Yorkshire County Council's website.

Timings of closures will be dictated by factors such as the numbers of spectators and arrival times.

Officials say it is not possible at this stage to provide exact timings with any certainty.

County Councillor Gareth Dadd, Executive Member for Highways, added: "Having said that, we recognise that residents and businesses need to be able to plan as far ahead as possible.

"For this reason, we are providing indicative road closure timings. We will make them as accurate as possible using all the information available to us. However, it should be borne in mind that they are intended as a guide, and are subject to change.

"Our aim is to ensure that the Grand Départ passes off smoothly for everyone - for the competitors, for the spectators and for all other highways users.

"This is a fantastic event, and the benefits to North Yorkshire will be enormous. We want to do all we can to make sure that it is a huge success - and that as far as possible, disruption for everyone who needs to use our roads on the weekend of the 5th and 6th of July, and the days either side of the event, is kept to a minimum."

The website will also provide information for spectators, such as where to watch the race, the ease of access for different sites and the location of car parks, campsites and events.