Road closures for Great North Run 2021 confirmed

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The Great North Run will take a different route on September 12 - this is where road closures will be on the day of the race.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Great North Run is set to start at 9:15 on Sunday September 12, with staggered start times for the thousands of people taking part.

Rather than end South Shields the route will take runners through the city, starting on the A167 motorway and ending on Great North Road.

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Runners will cross the Tyne Bridge twice on this route, looping around and returning to the city centre.

The Great North Run will not end in South Shields for the very first time due to Covid-19 restrictions and the impact on public transport.

Closures will affect several key roads within Newcastle upon Tyne; however, most roads are set to re-open on the later on September 12 when the race is finished.

Road Closures

The Great North Run route will take runners from the A167 motorway to Great North Road in the city centre.

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From 8pm on Saturday, September 11 the A167 Central motorway from Grandstand Road to Great North Road will be closed. The road will re-open at 8pm the next day.

Claremont Road from Queen Victoria Road to (A189) Grandstand Road will be the first road to both close and open on September 12. The road is set to close at 6:45am and will open at 2:30pm the same day.

Most roads affected by these closures are set to close from 7am on September 12 and will re-open at 6pm the same day. A list of these closures can be found below.

A167(M) Central motorway including Tyne Bridge

Great North Rd. Interchange (B1318) to Park Lane (A184)

(A167) Gateshead Highway upper and lower decks from (A184) Park Lane to (A167) Durham Road 5 Bridges Roundabout

(A184) Park Lane/ Felling Bypass to (A19) Testos Roundabout

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Market Street from New Bridge Street Roundabout (A186) to Grainger Street

John Dobson Street from Market Street to St. Mary’s Place

Blackett Street and New Bridge Street West from Percy Street to John Dobson Street

Grey Street from Shakespeare Street to Blackett Street

Pilgrim Street from Shakespeare Street to New Bridge Street West

Durant Road from College Street to John Dobson Street

Northumberland Road from John Dobson Street to Northumberland Street

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Ridley Place and Vine Lane from John Dobson Street to Northumberland Street

Croft Street, Cross Carliol Street, Erik Street (between Blackett and John Dobson streets), North Street, Hood Street, Princess Square

St. Mary’s Place from College Street to Barras Bridge

(B1307) Percy Street from Haymarket to St. Mary’s Place

Barras Bridge from (B1307) Percy Street to (B1318) Great North Road

Diversions and resident advice

Event stewards and course staff are on hand to assist the flow of traffic and to provide diversions to work around these road closures.

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Those who live on any roads listed above who need to use their car on September 12 are advised to use alternative parking. Business deliveries are also advised to complete their deliveries before closures begin. 

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