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Road Closures To Affect Victoria Infirmary On 12 May

25 April 2017

Visitors to Northwich’s Victoria Infirmary are advised to be aware of road closures on 12 May 2017.

The town is set to host The Tour Series, an annual series of cycling races, and will close a number of town centre roads in order for the event to take place.

Due to the closures and anticipated spectator traffic, those attending Victoria Infirmary on the day are encouraged to allow extra travel time and to make themselves familiar with diversion routes.

Vehicles will still be able to enter Victoria Infirmary via the normal Winnington Lane route but, between 11am and 10pm, will only be able to turn left when leaving the hospital site.

Signage will be in place on the day to inform drivers of the no right turn and there will also be a marshal to provide assistance. There will be pedestrian access into the town at all times.

The following diversions (from Victoria Infirmary) are recommended:

To access South of Northwich (towards Crewe): drivers will need to turn left on to Moss Road, join the A559 and then head left onto the A556 which will take you back to Middlewich Road and past Leighton Hospital.

To access North of Northwich: drivers will need to turn left onto the A533, then right onto Marbury Road and right again at the junction onto the A559.

Full road closure details can be found below, by visiting www.tourseries.co.uk (select ‘venues’ and then ‘Northwich’ for local information), or by clicking here (visitor letter, link opens in new window).

Additional information:

Full road closure details for Friday 12 May are as follows:

5am - Phase 1 closure. London Road outside Waitrose will close (the supermarket will remain open, however the car park will also be closed to vehicles). The gyratory across the Weaver bridges will remain open until 11am.

10am - a temporary car park will open in Verdin Park. Cars must leave this site after the event at 9:30pm. Other car parks accessed from Leicester Street will remain open as normal.

11am - Phase 2 closure. Watling Street and Chester Way from Memorial Court to London Road will close.

From this time, for the rest of the day, it will not be possible to use the gyratory to travel west-east-west. To head across Northwich, a diversion will be in place via the A556 bypass. Cars heading north from Leftwich will be able to cross the river at Hayhurst Bridge and progress as normal to Greenbank or Winnington. In addition, Crum Hill and Sheaf Street will close. There will be some exit via Meadow Street for a period. After 3.30pm, vehicles will not be able to exit here until after 9.30pm.

Due to the closure of Watling Street, there will be no exit from Market Car Park. Please note that cars left here will not be able to exit until after 11pm due to safety of the event.

2pm - the community activity will start and crowds will start to arrive over the next couple of hours.

3.30pm - Phase 3 closure. Chester Way from Lidl to Brio will close (Lidl car park will be open as normal). Meadow Street, Witton Street and Venables Road from Witton Street to Chester Way will also close. This prevents an exit from the Car Park on Venables Road. Cars in here will not be able to exit until after 9.30pm.

The Memorial Court Car Park will be open but can only be accessed via Percy Street. Percy Street will have parking suspended and residents on this street should use an alternative location.

Roads will open as soon as possible and once it is safe to do so. It is expected that phase 2 and 3 will open by 10pm and that phase 1 on London Road will open by 11pm.

Buses will operate on a changed delivery. Customers will need to consider the information at the bus stops to inform of changes. Start and terminations of bus routes will be at Verdin Park, Sainsbury’s and near Sir John Deans College.