Newcastle closed roads: Council confirms road closures for the 2023 Great North Run weekend
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Runners are counting down the days until the UK’s best known half marathon returns, and councils have begun unveil their plans to ensure the 2023 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 10 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.
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Which roads in Newcastle will be closed for the Great North Run?
According to Newcastle City Council, the road closure process across the weekend in the city 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.
Part one will include:
- The North West Radial (Jedburgh Road A167) and associated slip roads between Grandstand Road and the Great North Road.
- North Terrace between Claremont Road and Town Moor
These will be in place between 8pm on Saturday, September 9 and 6pm on Sunday, September 10.
Part two will include:
- Central Motorway East (A167) (M) and associated slip roads between Great North Road and Tyne Bridge
- The Tyne Bridge
- Claremont Road between Grandstand Road and Queen Victoria Road
- Hunters Road between Sheraton Street and Claremont Road
These will be in place between 6:45am and 6pm on Sunday, September 10.
Part three will include:
- 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
This will be in place between 10am and 11am on Sunday, September 10.
There will also be temporary waiting restrictions on the south side of Ponteland Road from the access road to Wingrove House rear car park to its eastern junction with A167 Jedburgh Road. These will be in place between 7am and 11am on Sunday, September 10.