WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES – LEEDS ROAD CLOSURES FROM 7th to 10th JUNE – UPDATE ON ROAD CLOSURES

The following information relates to road closures before, during and after the event. For details of the event itself see posting in the “Leisure” folder.

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 and road junctions by vehicles; pedestrians and non-event cyclists to facilitate the holding of the Leeds section of the World Triathlon Series 2018 on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018.

The event will require the closure of roads and road junctions as well as the suspension of a number of Traffic Regulation Orders.  All provisions of the Order shall come into effect on Thursday 7th June 2018 and continue in operation up to and including Sunday 10th June 2018 and as necessary during the course of the event.  The roads to be closed and all other provisions of the Order 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, cleansing and traffic management purposes), or to anything undertaken on the direction of or with the permission of a police constable in uniform or a traffic marshal, or any other official so authorised in the control and operation of the event, or in accordance with 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 or road junctions specified in the Schedules to the Order shall be authorised by the Council to be removed by an 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 Leeds City Council, Legal Services, Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 1UR (Ref:A76/RAH). Further details of the roads 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 https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/triathlon2018 In addition a copy of the Traffic Regulation Orders suspended in whole or in part as a result of the Order may be inspected at the Traffic Engineering Section, Highways & Transportation, City Development Department, Selectapost 6, Ring Road, Middleton, Leeds LS10 4AX.

All other enquiries with regard to this Notice should be addressed to Highway & Transportation, Selectapost 6, Ring Road, Middleton Leeds LS10 4AX, for the attention of Mr A Merckel (telephone: (0113) 3787488).

Dated this 24th day of May 2018