TfL announces road closure dates

Dates for road closures during Games announced
Dates for road closures during Games announced

Transport for London (TfL) has this week released details of how the Olympic road events will affect surrounding residents and businesses.

Road events, including the marathon, triathalon and cycling, will take place on seven of the 16 days of the Olympic Games and on one day of the Paralympic Games. The majority will be held at weekends and some competitions will only take place for a few hours in the morning. TfL says no roads will be closed overnight apart from those needed to build the Cycle Time Trial venue at Hampton Court Palace.

Along one section of the Olympic Route Network – Euston Road, City Road and Commercial Street – some bus stops and pedestrian crossings will be suspended.

Leon Daniels, TfL’s MD surface transport said: "The world’s top athletes will be competing on London’s streets this summer. We need to ensure their safety, that of the spectators, and provide the best possible field of play."

Paul Deighton, chief executive of London 2012, added: "The road events are a fantastic element of Olympic sports competition, allowing many people to see world class sport in London and surrounding areas. For those who live and work in London planning for these events is essential."

For maps of each of the London 2012 road event routes click here.

Last month, TFL released a set of interactive transport maps to help visitors and commuters get around during the Games. Transport users can visit to get a full list of road closure dates or follow @GAOTG Twitter for more information.

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