ROAD CLOSURES – TOUR DE FRANCE – SATURDAY 5TH JULY 2014

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL, TOUR DE FRANCE GRAND DEPART 2014

ROAD TRAFFIC (SPECIAL EVENTS) ACT 1994, SATURDAY 5 JULY 2014

(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION AND RESTRICTION OF TRAFFIC AND USE)  ORDER 2014 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Leeds City Council as traffic authority for the Leeds Metropolitan District, has today made an Order under Section 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as inserted by Section 1 of the Road Traffic Regulation (Special Events) Act 1994, prohibiting and restricting the use of certain roads; road junctions and bridleway by vehicles; pedestrians; horse riders and non-event cyclists to facilitate the holding of the Leeds section of the Tour de France Grand Départ on Saturday 5th July 2014.

The event will require the closure of roads and road junctions as well as the suspension of a number of Traffic Regulation Orders.  The Order comes into effect on Thursday 3rd July 2014 in respect of speed limit restrictions and on Friday 4th July 2014 in respect of the suspension of parking places and other waiting restrictions and closures and continues in operation on Saturday 5 July 2014 in respect of all other restrictions and as necessary during the course of the event.  The roads and bridleway to be closed and the roads subject to speed limit restrictions are set out in the Schedules to the Order.  Where necessary, local diversions will be in operation, signed as appropriate. 

The restrictions will not apply to vehicles being used in connection with the said event (including those used for stewarding, crowd management and traffic management purposes), or to anything undertaken on the direction with the permission of a police constable in uniform or a traffic marshal, any other official so authorised in the control and operation of the event, or any sign placed by West Yorkshire Police. Emergency access will be maintained for the Police, Fire brigade and Ambulance purposes and for organisations responsible for dealing with the loss of supplies of gas, electricity, water or electronic communications, to premises in the area and for the removal of any obstruction to traffic.

Any vehicle deemed to be causing a nuisance and/or obstruction on the roads; road junctions and bridleway specified in the Schedules to the Order shall be authorised by the Council to be removed by its approved contractor under its statutory duties and powers in order to facilitate the holding of the event.

A copy of the Order as made is available for inspection at Legal Services, Reception Desk, 1st Floor, St George House, Great George Street, Leeds 1 (A76/RAH). Further details of the roads and bridleway affected by the Order together with plans and a Statement of the Council’s reasons for making the Order can also be viewed on the Council’s website at www.leeds.gov.uk/granddepartleeds or www.leeds.gov.uk/highwayevents.  In addition a copy of the Traffic Regulation Orders suspended in whole or in part as a result of the proposed Order may be inspected at the Traffic Management Section, City Development Department, Selectapost 6, Ring Road, Middleton, Leeds LS10 4AX.

All other enquiries with regard to this Notice should be addressed to Highway Services, Selectapost 6, Ring Road, Middleton Leeds LS10 4AX, for the attention of Mr S Booker (telephone: (0113) 2477524). Dated this 23 day of May 2014