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Road closures during the Paralympics

Discussion in 'West Kingsdown' started by Kent County Council, Jul 1, 2012. Replies: 0 | Views: 1446

  1. Paralympic Road Cycling
    This event is one of the largest competitions in the Paralympic Games and will see more than 200 athletes from across the world taking part. There will be 32 different races and time trials happening throughout the six days.
    Cyclists will use the track within Brands Hatch and as it is a road cycling event, it will also take in the local roads nearby. Spectators will be able to watch as the countries battle it out for those coveted medals, both within Brands Hatch with a ticket and also by the roadside.
    To make sure the event goes ahead smoothly and to keep everyone safe, it is therefore necessary to close these roads to keep the route clear.
    Approximately three miles of roads will be closed for the Paralympic Road Cycling event between Monday 3 and Saturday 8 September. The final route is subject to change and details about the closures will be advertised using signage, via the local media and at kent.gov.uk/london2012 and via the KCC Highways Twitter feed. There is also information going out to residents, such as this leaflet and details made available to local Parish councils.

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    To make sure the event goes ahead smoothly and to keep everyone safe, it is therefore necessary to close these roads to keep the route clear.

    2-8 September 2012

    A20 at Gorse Hill:
    Closed from just north of Scratchers Lane to just south of the Brands Hatch entrance.
    Restricted access will be provided for residents of Gabriel Spring Road.

    The signed diversion route will be along the A20 south to the A25, through Seal to Sevenoaks and then north on the A225 through Otford and Eynsford to Farningham. However the M20 will provide a shorter and quicker alternative diversion for residents

    Scratchers Lane, Fawkham:
    From its junction with A20 London Road throughout its length to its junction with Fawkham Road with restricted access.

    Part of Fawkham Road, West Kingsdown:
    Between Scratchers Lane and a rear entrance to Brands Hatch with restricted access.
    Access to the majority of properties in West Kingsdown will remain open at all times. Due to the closure of the A20, access will not be possible from the Farningham direction but normal access will still be possible from the Wrotham direction. Signage will be in place to show that access is unaffected and to identify the diversion routes.
    Kent County Council’s Highways team has worked closely with the emergency services as well as care providers to make sure the safety of residents and athletes remains a priority and access is maintained.

    Information on car parking booking and travel details will be made available on the London 2012 website.

    KCC News

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