Olympic Torch: Road closures and parking

Olympic Torch: Road closures and parking

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Justin Burns

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Olympic Torch: Road closures and parking

Thousands of people will take to the streets to see the Olympic Torch Relay pass through the Royal Borough on Tuesday.

The council has released travel and parking information and issued some key messages to those watching the historic event.

Maidenhead, Windsor and Ascot town centres will be open for business as usual, but there will be road closures and on-street parking restrictions.

Borough chiefs are advising people to get there early, leave extra time for journeys and use public transport where possible.

 


Maidenhead

 

The torch arrives at 10.50am and road closures and changes will be in place from 10am until 11.30am when it leaves Maidenhead Bridge to Slough.

Roads affected:

The A308 Marlow Road between Courthouse Road and the A4 Bad Godesberg Way will operate as a one-way, southbound only from 10am.

Southbound traffic will continue to ensure minimal build-up of traffic prior to the arrival of the convoy.

Side roads onto Gringer Hill between Malvern Road and Bad Godesberg Way will be closed from 10am.

Road closures to prevent southbound traffic will be implemented on the Furze Platt Road south of its junction with Malvern Road from 10.40am.

From approximately 11am these roads will be closed:

King Street from junction with Nicholson's Lane, Queen Street junction with Broadway, Park Street junction with Broadway, St Ives Road junction with York Road, St Ives Road from junction with High Street, High Street from junction with Bridge Avenue, High Street from junction with Crown Lane and Bridge Street junction with Forlease Road.

From approximately 11.10am these roads will be closed:

A4 Bridge Road junction with Waldeck Road, A4 Bridge Road junction with Ray Street, A4 Bridge Road junction with Oldfield Road, A4 Bridge Road junction with Lassell Gardens, A4 Bridge Road junction with Ray Park Avenue, A4 Bridge Road junction with Guards Club Road, and A4 Bridge Road junction with Ray Mead Road.

Side roads will be closed while the torch convoy passes through.

Removal of road closures will be after the full convoy has passed and pedestrians are clear of the carriageway.

The council's public town centre car parks will be free from 9am to noon, while on-street parking along the route will be suspended between 8am and noon.

There will be no parking along the A308 Marlow Road and Craufurd Rise from midnight on Monday, July 9 until 11am on Tuesday, July 10.

 


Windsor

 

The torch arrives at 2.30pm and road closures will take place at 1.30pm until the torch moves on to Ascot at 3.30pm.

Roads affected:

Arthur Road, Sheet Street, Park Street, High Street, Thames Street, Castle Hill, St Albans Street, all streets in the Guildhall area, Peascod Street, Goswell Road (roundabout with Charles Street).

All parking bays in Arthur Road, Sheet Street (between Victoria Street and Francis Road) and High Street (northern section of Park Street) will be suspended from midnight on Monday July 9.

There will be a one-way traffic system in Arthur Road from 1.30pm.

Traffic will only be permitted to head eastwards from Royal Windsor Way (formerly Windsor and Eton relief road) towards Charles Street.

All roads connected with Arthur Road will have restricted access.

Free parking will be available at Windsor Racecourse, Home Park and the Review Ground, Windsor Castle Great Park from noon to 3.30pm.

All parking bays will be suspended from midnight on Monday, July 9 in Arthur Road.

There will also be parking bay suspensions in Charles Street, Sheet Street (between Victoria Street and Francis Road), High Street (northern section of Park Street) from 11.30am following the normal guard change in the town centre.

 


Ascot

 

The torch arrives at 4.25pm and roads will be closed from 3.50pm until it leaves on convoy to Bracknell at 5.25pm

Roads affected:

London Road at the junction of Winkfield Road, bottom of Station Hill, High Street at the junction of Station Hill and the entrances and exit into Ascot on the Heatherwood roundabout.

All on-street parking bays along the route will be suspended between 2-5pm. There will be no parking along the High Street from midnight on Monday, July 9 until 6pm on Tuesday, July 10.

Ascot Racecourse car parks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 will be free for the public from 2-7.30pm and the council's car park in London Road will be open as usual.

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