The Olympic Torch in MK - Route and Runners
|Published: 7th July 2012 12:02|
Excitement is building following confirmation of the route and the runners carrying the Olympic Flame through Milton Keynes.
The Olympic Flame convoy will arrive in Milton Keynes on the morning of July 9, from Luton via the A5. Once the Flame arrives at its official ‘torchbearer' point, each torchbearer will carry it for 300m.
For more information of the Milton Keynes' torchbearers click here.
Approaching on the A5 from Luton, the Olympic Flame convoy will arrive in Milton Keynes on the morning of 9 July. The Olympic Flame is driven between destinations. Once the Olympic Flame arrives at its official 'torchbearer' point, each torchbearer will carry it for 300m. Three torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame in Central Milton Keynes, starting at approximately 8.30am on Childs Way, travelling along Silbury Boulevard, and finishing where Silbury Boulevard meets Grafton Gate.
The Olympic Flame convoy will then drive to Bletchley, and at approximately 9.00am arrives at Saxon Street (near roundabout to Princes Way). Five torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame west along Buckingham Road and it will stop briefly at Bletchley Park. From Bletchley the convoy will travel to Oxford, leaving on the A421.
Roads will be closed along the 'torchbearer route' to allow the safe passage of the Olympic Flame, torchbearers and spectators. Due to expected numbers of spectators, route roads in Central Milton Keynes will start to close from 7am and should be closed by 7.30am. Please look out for signs along all roads affected.
Aside from a small number of access points along Silbury Boulevard, access to parking areas will be open as usual. Roads will reopen as the convoy passes.