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A43 Closure On Friday 9th July Between Towcester And Syresham For British Grand Prix

Author: James Rudd Published: 8th July 2010 09:48

A43 closed on Friday 9th July between Towcester and SyreshamA43 closed on Friday 9th July between Towcester and Syresham

IT’S Friday reminder time … please remember the A43 between Towcester and Syresham will be closed to through traffic next week (Friday 9 July).

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone is looming on the horizon, and motorists who usually navigate the A43 on their way to work and school on a weekday are advised to take an alternative route next Friday.

The regional diversion suggested is to take the A508 from M1 Junction 15 and proceed onto the A422 and A421, which joins the A43 south of Brackley, clear of the one-way system.

And if you can avoid the A43 on the Friday – and also the Saturday and Sunday – then please do so as it will be extremely busy with race traffic, with a large crowd expected anticipating success for British drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton on home soil.

The A43 will be closed to traffic to allow the one-way systems to operate - it is anticipated that they will be operational from 4.30am (inbound) and 12.30pm (outbound) on all three days, although timings may change.

A police spokesman said: “We strongly advise anyone not going to the Grand Prix to steer clear of Silverstone for the duration of the meeting.

“Diversion routes will be put in place to take traffic away from the circuit and we will be keeping the travelling public fully informed during the event with bulletins on national and local radio.”

Temporary ‘crossover’ features are being added to the A43 by the Highways Agency to enable the dual-carriageway lanes to become one-way.

Grand Prix traffic approaching from the north, via the M1 or A5, will be directed to Towcester. From the McDonalds roundabout, traffic will travel southbound along one carriageway for a short distance before being split.

Public cars will be directed into the circuit at Winterhills and the external car parking which runs off this private road. Coaches and official vehicles will be directed to the new Dadford Road interchange and into the coach park by the circuit main entrance.

Traffic approaching from the south, from M40 Junction 10, will be routed north along the A43 to the crossover near Brackley.

Public cars will be directed to the Dadford Road and will access the circuit’s west car parks. Coaches and official vehicles will use a split route that allows them access to the coach park by the circuit main entrance.

 Detailed local traffic arrangements for F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Highways Agency detailed information on traffic flows, buses etc

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