Sacre bleu! Motorists face chaos over Tour road closures
Saturday 5th July 2014 08:00 Glossop Chronicle News Posted by Anon Anonon
NO ESCAPE: Every road in and out of the High Peak town will carry some kind of restriction.

NO ESCAPE: Every road in and out of the High Peak town will carry some kind of restriction.

Driving in and out of Longdendale and Glossopdale could be a nightmare this weekend – especially if you come from Tameside.

For every road in and out of the High Peak town will carry some kind of restriction due to the Tour de France.

The major access routes will be closed to traffic from early Sunday morning – even though the race won’t arrive in Woodhead until 3pm.

Up to 45,000 spectators are expected in the area and as a result Derbyshire County Council has put in place some road closures and parking restrictions to manage traffic.

A council spokesman said: “We are sorry for the inconvenience the road closures will cause, but we’ve done this to help local residents.

“If we didn’t manage the traffic there would be much more congestion and the Glossop area would be at greater risk of gridlock.

“The road closures will help stop spectator traffic from out of the county parking in residential streets and keep local and spectator traffic flowing.”

– You can find the full in depth round-up and story along with more photos in the current editions of the Tameside Reporter and Glossop Chronicle (July 3).

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED: Road marshalls will strictly enforce road closures leaving drivers with the prospect of a long walk.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED: Road marshalls will strictly enforce road closures leaving drivers with the prospect of a long walk.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED: Road marshalls will strictly enforce road closures leaving drivers with the prospect of a long walk.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED: Road marshalls will strictly enforce road closures leaving drivers with the prospect of a long walk.