Blaydon Race 2023: Which roads in Newcastle and Gateshead are closed for the event?
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It is only a matter of days now before a series of runners will be ‘gannin' alang the Scotswood Road’ as part of the 2023 Blaydon Race.
Much like the majority of years, the 2023 edition of the event sold out well in advance with thousands of people expected to run the six mile route with Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council planning road closures to make the event safe for runners.
The event starts on the Newcastle side of the Tyne and runs from the Quayside through to Scotswood Bridge, which takes runners over the river before finishing near Blaydon Industrial Park.
The race will take place on the evening of Friday, June 9, the same day as Sam Fender’s first night of his two shows at St James Park. Anyone hoping to travel from the Leazes Park area of the city may see additional disruption.
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Which roads are closed for the Blaydon Race 2023?
- B1600 – between City Road and Quayside junctions
- Quayside – between Milk Market and Sandhill junctions
- Swing Bridge
- Javel Groupe
- Forth Banks – from Skinnerburn Road going north west
- Scotswood Road (both ways) – between William Armstrong Drive and Scotswood Bridge
- Scotswood Road (westbound) – between Plummer Street and William Armstrong Drive junctions
- Whitehorse Road – north from Scotswood Road junction
- Skinnerburn Road
- Shot Factory Lane
- Water Street
- Monarch Road
- William Armstrong Drive
- Scotswood Bridge
- Swing Bridge
- Bridge Street
- Bottle Bank
- A695 Scotswood Bridge
- Tundry Way
- Chainbridge Road
The closures will start from 6.00pm and will be in place until 9.30pm.
Fully signposted diversions will be in place, but drivers are advised to avoid the affected areas if possible and to allow additional time for journeys.