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Traffic Diversions Around Silverstone For F1 British Grand Prix 2013

Author: James Rudd Published: 17th June 2013 18:59

The aim of the traffic plan, which again will see the A43 closed for three days, is to ensure motorists get into the event as quickly and safely as possible.The aim of the traffic plan, which again will see the A43 closed for three days, is to ensure motorists get into the event as quickly and safely as possible.

Northants Police in the county will be supporting the British Grand Prix traffic plan as thousands of visitors from home and abroad begin to descend on Silverstone next week.

The aim of the traffic plan, which again will see the A43 closed for three days, is to ensure motorists get into the event as quickly and safely as possible.

And also to ensure that those motorists not going to the Grand Prix can by-pass Silverstone smoothly.

The Formula 1 showpiece takes place at the Northamptonshire circuit between June 28 and 30.

British drivers Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Paul Di Resta and Max Chilton should guarantee bumper crowds at the circuit on all three days of the event.

As always, the police message to non-race traffic is clear… avoid the roads around Silverstone for the duration of the race weekend.

Race traffic will be directed into the circuit via a one-way system on the A43 and the traffic flow will then be reversed at the end of the event.

A temporary restriction on heavy goods vehicles – those more than 7.5 tonnes – will be put in place to avoid any of these vehicles becoming ‘trapped’ in the Silverstone area.

This restriction will apply between the hours of 4.30am and 9pm on all three days of the event.

“If you are not going to the Grand Prix, please steer well clear of the Silverstone area that weekend,” said event commander Superintendent Sean Bell,

“Please visit our website www.northants.police.uk/silverstone for more information about the Grand Prix traffic plan and there are links to other sites which may also have useful information.

“In particular we would urge all road users to be patient and to make sure they pay attention to the signage for the event.

“We will be maximising the use of the road network in and around Silverstone to get everyone to and from the event as quickly and safely as possible.”

All Grand Prix traffic approaching on the M1, from either direction, will be directed off the motorway at Junction 15A to join the A43 southbound and traffic on the A5 will filter into this traffic stream at Towcester.

Traffic approaching via the M40 will be routed along the A43 northbound from Junction 10.

Main diversion routes will be as follows:-

SOUTHBOUND

  • 1 M1 Junction 15A to Junction 15, A508 to Milton Keynes, A422 to Buckingham, A421 to A43 (regional diversion route)
  • This route is mainly single carriageway


NORTHBOUND

  • 2 A43 onto A421 to Buckingham, A422 to Milton Keynes, A508 to M1 Junction 15, M1 Junction 15 to 15A at Northampton
  • This route is mainly single carriageway

 Download the local diversions for Silverstone British Grand Prix 2013.

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