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administrator - 2 July, 2012 - (0)

Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone on the 6 to 8 July – Highways Agency advise drivers to allow extra time for journeys

HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued by COI News Distribution Service on 21 June 2012

Motorists using the M1 and the A43 in the East Midlands and the M40 around Oxfordshire are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys when the Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix is being staged at Silverstone from 6 to 8 July.

Steve Parker, emergency planning officer for the Highways Agency in the East Midlands, said:

“Motorists using the roads in the area over the weekend of the Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix can help us to help them by planning their journey in advance and leaving extra time, as the roads on the approach to the Silverstone circuit are likely to be busy.

“We will use our electronic message signs on approaching motorways to give drivers information about any diversions and delays, and provide up-to-the minute traffic information using local radio. Those with iPhones will be able to check the traffic conditions before they leave or when parked using our Highways Agency travel news app or can follow our Twitter feed at @HAsilverstone.”

Highways Agency Traffic Officers will be patrolling the motorways around Silverstone, to clear any incidents quickly, while staff at Highways Agency’s East Midlands regional control centre will be monitoring the network via CCTV and other state-of-the-art technology to keep traffic moving.

administrator - 1 July, 2012 - (0)

So, would you like a quick getaway after the Circuit action on Saturday and Sunday and a way to avoid the One-way System? Well, we have the answer.

If you are camping at or parking with Windmill Farm then we would recommend exiting at the Whittlebury road side and turning right towards Whittlebury and the A413.

Whilst at Whittlebury why not drop-in at The Fox and Hounds for a drink or a bite to eat as the food is excellent. They’ll be showing the live action and highlights on TV too so you can catch the action you may have missed whilst on circuit.

Once you reach the A413 you have the option to go:

right, which will take you past The Fox and Hounds and towards Buckingham and the M40.

left, and then the fourth road on the right will take you to the A5 and towards Towcester and the M1.

If you are camped or parked elsewhere, especially if you are parked with Silverstone Circuit, then have fun in the One-way System!

Silverstone village one-way systems and road closures.

The maps show the road closures and oneway systems operating in Silverstone Village on Saturday and Sunday. The arrangements for Friday will be similar. However, the main A413 road (Brackley Road/Towcester Road) through Silverstone will remain two-way throughout Friday.
The section of Brackley Road, between High Street and Dadford Road, is for resident access and taxis only. Traffic control will operate at the junction of Brackley Road and Dadford Road Friday to Sunday.

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Northants Police Press Release


Northamptonshire Police have aldo advised that the One-Way System will NOT be in force through Dadford.

Local Information

The British Grand Prix Inter Agency Group is working to keep traffic disruption and delays to a minimum over the weekend of the 2011 British Grand Prix. We want to make sure that you are all aware of any diversion routes, closures and changes to bus routes. The group includes the Highways Agency, Silverstone Circuits Ltd, Northamptonshire County Council, South Northamptonshire Council, Aylesbury Vale District Council and Northamptonshire Police. We have been working together for many years and hope that our continued partnership and experience will help keep traffi c moving over the Grand Prix weekend.

The A43

• Closed to through traffic from 5am to 9pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
• One-way systems in place between Towcester and Welsh Lane (B4525) during these times.
• The one-way system may be lifted between 11:30am and 12:30pm, during these days for local access.

The decisions about the A43 have been made to benefit not only race goers but also for the safety and convenience of non-Silverstone traffic to prevent people being held up by vehicles heading to the circuit.
We realise that in many cases, the Friday closure will have more of an impact on your journey than the Saturday or Sunday restrictions. We are working together to minimise disruption to residents, drivers and local services. We have designed this leaflet to highlight the arrangements and explain the measures being taken to minimise the impact of those closures on your journey.
Will local access be maintained?
Local access is permitted between the M1 and Towcester and between M40, Brackley and the Welsh Lane Interchange. Between Welsh Lane Interchange and Towcester, the A43 will only be available for those accessing the Silverstone circuit.

Which bus services will be affected?

Services 88 and X88 are the only bus services affected on Friday and Saturday.
Stagecoach Service 88 will operate between Northampton and Towcester only, not
continuing to Whittlebury or Silverstone.
Walters Service X88 will operate between Oxford and Brackley only, not continuing to Syresham or Silverstone.
A special service will be provided to link the villages of Whittlebury, Silverstone and Syresham with Brackley and Towcester.
There are no bus services affected on Sunday.

administrator - 1 July, 2011 - (1)
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