Plan ahead of torch arrival

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RESIDENTS are urged to plan ahead for the torch’s arrival and are made aware of two rolling road closures as it passes through town.

People are encouraged to walk, cycle or use public transport on the day.

Not many parking restrictions will be in place but council bosses are urging residents to remove vehicles from the route before the convoy is due to pass through.

Restrictions will be in place in Raby Road and Middleton Road, however, and any vehicles parked illegally on the route or considered to be a hazard could be towed away.

To ensure the torch passes through Hartlepool with minimum disruption there will be two rolling road closures of main roads, side road entrances, car parks and driveways.

The initial closure of the roads will happen as the first convoy passes through around 15 to 20 minutes ahead of the second, the main torchbearer convoy.

It is expected to take around 20 minutes for both convoys to pass through.

Residents are told to avoid travelling on the route itself or arranging deliveries or appointments at the scheduled time of the torch being carried through Hartlepool.

People who plan to catch a glimpse of the torch on the main stage at the Maritime Experience will be able to for around 10 minutes at 11.51am.

The torch enters town at the A1086 in Hart Station at 11.01am before leaving along the A689 from Burn Road at 1pm.