Great North Run 2022: Which roads will be closed across Newcastle for the event?

It is one of the largest weekends of the city’s calendar, and Newcastle is preparing for the race.

Runners are counting down the days until the UK’s best known half marathon returns, and Newcastle City Council have unveiled their plans to ensure the 2022 Great North Run can be as smooth as possible.

Around 60,000 participants are expected to run the route from Newcastle to South Shields on Sunday, September 11 and the weekend is one of the city’s busiest with runners, their families and other spectators across the UK and beyond descending on Tyneside.

The road closure process across the weekend in Newcastle will be completed in three parts. This is to ensure the minimal amount of disruption across the affected areas while still allowing organisers and their teams to get the city race ready.

Great North Run 2022: Which roads will be closed across Newcastle for the event? (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Which roads across Newcastle will be closed for the 2022 Great North Run?

Part one of the operation will be active from Saturday, September 10 at 8pm and 6pm on Sunday, September 11 and includes:

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The North West Radial, which is also known as Jedburgh Road or A167 and associated slip roads between Grandstand Road and the Great North Road

North Terrace between Claremont Road and Town Moor

Part two of the process is operational from 6:45am until 11am on Sunday, September 11 and includes:

Central Motorway East (A167) and associated slip roads between Great North Road and Tyne Bridge

The Tyne Bridge

Claremont Road between Grandstand Road and Queen Victoria Road

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Hunters Road between Sheraton Street and Claremont Road

Part three is the shortest of the three sections, and is in place between 10am and 11am on Sunday, September 11. This covers:

Jesmond Dene Road at its junction with Great North Road

Great North Road Northbound at its junction with Grandstand Road.

Great North Road Southbound at its junction with Grandstand Road.

In addition to these closures, temporary waiting restrictions will be in place from 7am until 11am on Sunday, September 11 on Ponteland Road. This will run from the access road to Wingrove House rear car park to its eastern junction with the A167.

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Gateshead and South Tyneside Councils are yet to respond with any confirmation of closed roads for the Great North Run weekend.