Are you race ready?
As the final preparations are underway to welcome tens of thousands of people for this year’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, South Northamptonshire residents and businesses are reminded to consider their own plans.
Once again, diversions will be put in place to manage the extra traffic in the district, including a complete closure of the A43 to through traffic.
Hundreds of letters and leaflets have been sent out reminding local residents of the travel plan, and circuit officials will be contacting businesses over the next few weeks to make specific arrangements, in order to minimise the impact on trade.
Sue Smith, joint chief executive of South Northamptonshire Council said: “We welcome visitors to the UK’s largest sporting event and we are proud to play our part in hosting it every year.
“We also recognise there is a balance to be struck between catering for visitors and existing residents and businesses.
“The traffic management plan put in place by the circuit in conjunction with the police, county council, highways and other partners is well rehearsed, but it never hurts to remind yourself of the diversions and to make your own plans accordingly."
Details of the full Grand Prix travel plans can be found on the Silverstone Circuit website - http://www.silverstone.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/m160097-Silverstone-grand-prix-leaflet-2016.pdf.
In summary the travel plan includes:
- Closure of the A43 to through traffic from 7am to 9pm on Friday 8, and Saturday 9 July, and between 6am and 9pm on Sunday, 10 July
- A one-way system will be place between Towcester and Welsh Lane (B4525) during the above times
- The one-way system will be lifted between 11.30am and 12.30pm during the A43 closure to allow local access
Bin collections will take place as normal; however refuse lorries may arrive at different times of the day and residents should ensure their bins are out by 7am.