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2019 ROAD CLOSURES, PARKING SUSPENSIONS & FOOTPATH CLOSURES

Details of the road closures, parking suspensions and footpath closures for the 2019 Bath Half Marathon will be confirmed shortly. General arrangements are largely unchanged, as described in last year’s Residents Leaflets below.  For further information or specific enquiries about race weekend travel arrangements please use our CONTACT US enquiry form.

Unless otherwise stated all restrictions apply only to Sunday 17th March 2019

Scheduled Bus Services

There will be a number of changes and diversions to normal scheduled bus services on race day.  Full details of the amended services will be published closer to the event date on the Travel West website – CLICK HERE

GENERAL INFORMATION :

Changes for 2019

North Quay, the Ambury and Corn Street – Provisional arrangements

We provisionally anticipate that we will have to divert the course route again this year, as we did in 2017, along the Ambury and Corn Street to accommodate construction works at North Quay. This would effect access into and out of Avon Street car park and business premises on Corn Street between 10.30 am and 1.30pm. Final arrangements will be confirmed by Bath & North East Somerset Council in the New Year

Widcombe Parade

We will be reversing the traffic flow and suspending parking along Widcombe Parade again this year to allow access for local buses whilst the bottom of Wells Road is closed

Between 09.45 and 15.30hrs approx, whilst the course route road closures are in place, the traffic flow on Widcombe Parade will be reversed to allow all north westbound traffic (coming towards Widcombe) down Prior Park Road and down Widcombe Hill to be diverted westbound along Widcombe Parade, along Claverton Street, and southbound up Wells Road out of the city.  Parking will also be suspended on Widcombe Parade between 06.00 and 15.30hrs approx to allow temporary stops for local bus services and to ensure no contra-traffic

Footpath Closures

In recent years we have had to implement footpath closures at narrower sections of the course where runners spill onto the pavement, and to avoid crowd congestion in streets adjacent to the start and finish in Great Pulteney Street.  Details of these closures are included on the respective residents leaflets below

This year we introducing an additional temporary footpath closure on Halfpenny footbridge and the adjacent section of footpath on Claverton Street from 10.45 to 11.30hrs approx to allow safe passage for the massed runners at the beginning of the race, following the narrowing of the carriageway at this point by the recent highways alterations

Lansdown Road parking restrictions

At the request of First Group, additional parking suspensions will also apply on single yellow line sections on Lansdown Road adjacent to Julian Road from 06.00 to 15.30hrs to maintain access for park and ride buses, following the recent alterations and narrowing of the carriageway

Otherwise arrangements for the 2019 Bath Half Marathon are proposed to be largely unchanged from recent years

2018 Residents Leaflet 1 (General Arrangements) – provisional subject to confirmation

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CLICK HERE to download the 2018 Residents Leaflet 1 (General Arrangements)

Course Route road closures and parking suspensions

Road closures and parking suspensions will be introduced on the course route :

Road closures – 09.45 to 15.30hrs

By order of Bath & North East Somerset Council the road closures will apply to all vehicles, except blue light emergency services and authorised event contractors. To ensure the safety of competitors and staff, no other exemptions can be permitted during the closure period. Closure points will be staffed by event volunteers and contractors, supported by Avon & Somerset Police. Breach of an authorised road closure is an offence and will be prosecuted

Diversion routes around the closures will be signposted to the north and south of the city. During the closures the only access point into the city centre will be via the ‘bus gate’ (which will be suspended) and Cleveland Bridge will be the only river crossing remaining open

Residents in ‘landlocked’ streets needing to use their cars are advised to park outside the restricted area and walk to their property

Parking suspensions – 06.00 to 15.30hrs

Parking suspensions (or ‘No Waiting’ restrictions) will apply to all vehicles, including disabled parking.  Effected vehicles will be removed by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s contractor and released on payment of a £70 penalty charge notice and £105 towaway charge.  Phone 01225 448025 for vehicle collection

Access Routes parking suspensions

Parking suspensions will also be introduced on designated access routes for diverted buses and emergency services in Widcombe Parade, Oldfield Park (Junction Road, Lower Oldfield Park, Oldfield Road, Second Avenue & Upper Oldfield Road), Old Newbridge Hill, North Road, Cleveland Walk, Walcot Street, and Lansdown Road (adjacent to Julian Road)

Traffic restrictions and parking suspensions on Kingsmead Square will not be required this year, following monitoring of traffic flow at the 2017 Bath Half Marathon

Parking suspensions – 06.00 to 15.30hrs

Parking suspensions (or ‘No Waiting’ restrictions) will apply to all vehicles, including disabled parking.  Effected vehicles will be removed by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s contractor and released on payment of a £70 penalty charge notice and £105 towaway charge.  Phone 01225 448025 for vehicle collection

Advance Warning and Diversion Routes

Advance warning signs will be erected on all effected streets and parking bays for 4 weeks before the event.  Leaflets will also be delivered to all residential and business properties along the course route, venue streets and access routes

Diversion routes will be signposted around the north and south of the city, and into the city centre

ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE VENUE STREETS ADJACENT TO THE RACE START & FINISH IN GREAT PULTENEY STREET :

Changes for 2019

Arrangements for the venue streets are unchanged from last year

Great Pulteney Street and William Street

All parking will be suspended along the south side of Great Pulteney Street and on both sides of William Street from 12.00 noon Saturday 16th March until 18.30hrs on Sunday 17th March to allow construction of the start/finish on Saturday, reducing the number of noisy construction and deliveries early on Sunday morning.

Venue Streets

Road closures, parking suspensions and footpath closures will be introduced on the streets adjacent to Great Pulteney Street :

Road closures & parking suspensions – Sunday 06.00 to 18.30hrs

Footpath closures – Sunday 08.30 to 15.30hrs

Additional parking suspensions will apply along the south side of Great Pulteney Street and both sides of William Street to allow erection of event infrastructure – Saturday from midday

2018 Residents Leaflet 2 (Pulteney Estate Arrangements) – provisional subject to confirmation

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CLICK HERE to download the 2018 Residents Leaflet 2 (Pulteney Estate Arrangements)