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Road closures set for Lincoln 10K

Some 25 roads in uphill Lincoln will closed or have parking restrictions during the Lincoln 10k Road Race weekend.

Temporary traffic restrictions will be in place from 4pm on Friday, April 4 until 4pm on Sunday, April 6 as over 5,000 fundraiser take to the routes.

The roads will be opened again on a rolling basis as the last runners complete sections of the course.

Traffic signs will be displayed when restrictions are in operation.

Motorists are asked to make sure their vehicles are not parked on the roads within the race route until the roads are reopened.

The closures and parking restrictions have been agreed in consultation with the Safety Advisory Group including Lincolnshire Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service and the Highways Department at Lincolnshire County Council.

The 2014 10K Road Race route. Source: City of Lincoln Council
The 2014 10K Road Race route. Source: City of Lincoln Council

The full list of affected roads is:

Saturday, April 5

Roads will start to close at 8am and it is anticipated will reopen by 11am.

Road closures:

  • Breedon Drive
  • Burton Rd (Queen Elizabeth Rd to Yarborough Crescent)
  • Queen Elizabeth Rd
  • Rasen Lane (Hereward St to Newport)
  • Riseholme Rd
  • Yarborough Crescent
  • Yarborough Rd (Northbound from Long Leys Rd to Burton Rd)

No waiting cones: (both sides)

  • Breedon Drive
  • Burton Rd (Queen Elizabeth Rd – Yarborough Crescent)
  • Queen Elizabeth Road
  • Riseholme Rd  (A46 bypass to Longdales Rd)
  • Yarborough Crescent

Sunday, April 6

Riseholme Road will be the first to close at 9am, with all roads closing by 10am. As the runners finish the course, it is expected roads will begin to reopen on a rolling basis from 12.30pm, with all roads due to reopen by 3pm.

Road closures:

  • Bailgate
  • Breedon Drive
  • Broadway
  • Burton Rd (Queen Elizabeth Rd to Yarborough Crescent)
  • Castle Hill
  • Church Lane
  • Drury Lane (Castle Hill to Wordsworth St)
  • Eastgate
  • Exchequergate
  • Greetwellgate
  • Longdales Rd
  • Minster Yard
  • Nettleham Rd (Northgate to Ruskin Ave)
  • Newport
  • Northgate
  • Pottergate
  • Priorygate
  • Queen Elizabeth Rd
  • Rasen Lane (Hereward St to Newport)
  • Riseholme Rd
  • Union Rd
  • Westgate
  • Yarborough Crescent
  • Yarborough Rd (Long Leys Rd to Burton Rd)

No waiting cones: (both sides)

  • Breedon Drive
  • Church Lane
  • Eastgate
  • Greetwellgate
  • Lee Rd
  • Longdales Rd
  • Minster yard
  • Nettleham Rd (Eastgate to Ruskin Ave)
  • Newport
  • Northgate
  • Queen Elizabeth Road
  • Riseholme Rd  (A46 bypass to Longdales Rd)
  • Union Rd
  • Yarborough Crescent

Suspend one-way order:

  • Cecil Street

Steve Lockwood, Leisure, Sport and City Services Manager at City of Lincoln Council, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience and hope people understand the importance of this event to the city, and why closing some roads is essential to ensure the safety of both runners and spectators.

“We will do our best to minimise disruption, and this includes reopening roads on a rolling basis – so as soon as our last runners have reached a certain point roads will begin to reopen.”

More information can be found on the Lincoln 10K website. You can follow The Lincolnite throughout the weekend for live updates and galleries of the event.