Road closures, key times for race day

Tour De France road closures in Calderdale
Tour De France road closures in Calderdale

Road closures will affect the area on the weekend of the Tour, and over the past three weekends may have received flyers explaining the “Clearway Order”.

This comes into force from 00:01 hours on Friday, July 4, for rural areas and 00:01 hours on Sunday, July 6, for urban.

The clearway order comes into effect at 00:01 on Friday, July 4, to allow the council to issue warning notices to vehicles such as camper vans, street vendors, and so on. already parked on the route, showing the intent to tow vehicles away from 00:01 on race day.

A spokesman saidnthe riders and their support vehicles need plenty of space, so there will be no parking on the race route, or within the first ten metres of any adjoining road from one minute past midnight on Sunday, July 6, after which the council will tow cars away.

You can still drive on these roads until 6.30am, but not park on them.

The race route and adjoining roads will be closed in Calderdale from 6.30am on Sunday, July 6, to allow traffic to drain from the route for a period of half an hour.

From 7am all the barriers and signage will be positioned on the route, the roads swept and checked in anticipation of the arrival of the event. At 10.30am, the route will be handed over to the race organisers, Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) who will then do their own checks of the route and prepare for the arrival of the race.

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. A current list of road closures in the Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd areas is listed below.

The roads will still be open to pedestrians and cyclists after the closures come into effect at 6.30am, so that spectators can get into position to watch the race, until such time as the ASO checking vehicle arrives from approximately 10.30am onwards.

Calderdale Council 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.

The TdF race route closures are:

l A6033 from the Borough boundary at Cock Hill to its junction with the A646 at Hebden Bridge

l A646 Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd (access will also be restricted along the whole length of the A646 between King Cross and Todmorden)

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

The current list of closed roads linked to the route: Haworth Old Road, Purprise Lane, Crimsworth Lane, Wilcroft Terrace, Old Lane, Sprutts Lane, Akroyd Lane, Midgehole Road, Hurst Road, Lee Mill Road, Old Lees Road, Lees Road, Foster Lane, Eiffel Buildings, St George’s Street, Albert Street, Birchcliffe Road, New Road, Station Road, Falling Royd Lodge, Carr Lane, Broadbottom, Red Acre Lane, Longfellow Court, Westfield Terrace, Caldene Avenue, Burnley Road, Church Street, George Street, Scout Road, Streamside Fold, Elphaborough Close, The Brook, Stock Lane, Elphin Court, East View, West View, Caravan site, Topland, Dean Hey, Cragg Lane, Twist Clough, New Lane, Castle Gate, Church Bank Lane, Four Gates End, Cragg Vale School, Moorland Cottages, Sykes Gate, Farm Gate, Pylon Access.

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