Ironman 2010 - road closures 

16/07/10

Bolton is gearing up for the return of the Ironman UK Triathlon.

The event returns to Bolton on Sunday August 1 and there will be a number of road closures in place for the cycle and run stages.

Marshals will be present to allow access to residents, emergency services, businesses and public transport. Diversions will be signposted and additional signage will be provided for motorway users. Middlebrook Retail Park will be open throughout the event.

Please bear in mind that delays will be incurred especially when large groups of athletes are passing. Ironman strongly recommend that unless you are coming to watch the show, it would be best to avoid restricted roads.

To find out if your road is affected, please see the list of road closures in place for the event as detailed below.

Ring the Ironman office on 01935 478478 for more information regarding road closures.

Temporary road restrictions on August 1, 2010

From 6.00am to midnight:

  • Rumworth Road, Lostock, from Junction Road West to Sudbury Drive
  • Regent Road from Rumworth Road to A673 Chorley New Road;
  • A673 Chorley New Road, Bolton, from A58 Beaumont Road to A6027 De Havilland Way;
  • Winter Hey Lane from Back Emmett Street to A673 Chorley New Road

From 6.00am to 9.30am (or until the last competitor has passed this point):

  • Platt Lane, Westhoughton from its merging with North Road to A58 Park Road;
  • A58 Park Road, Westhoughton from Cricketers Way to A6 Manchester Road;
  • A6 Manchester Road, Westhoughton from A58 Snydale Way to B5235 Bolton Road;
  • B5235 Bolton Road, Westhoughton from A6 Manchester Road to Snydale Close;
  • Chew Moor Lane, Westhoughton from B5235 Bolton Road to its merging with St John’s Road;
  • St John’s Road from its merging with Chew Moor Lane to its merging with New Tempest Road;
  • New Tempest Road, Lostock from its merging with St John’s Road to its merging with Tempest Road;
  • Tempest Road, Lostock from its merging with New Tempest Road to its merging with Rumworth Road;
  • A6027 De Havilland Way, Horwich from Mansell Way to A673 Chorley New Road;
    A673 Chorley New Road from A6027 De Havilland Way to Lee Lane;
  • Scholes Bank, Horwich from Lee Lane to Heaviley Grove

From 6.00am to 5.30pm:

  • Scholes Bank, Horwich gap in central reservation at Lever Park Avenue;
  • Scholes Bank, Horwich westerly section of roundabout linking Scholes Bank northbound to Scholes Bank southbound

From 11.00am to 5.30pm:

  • Lever Park Avenue, Horwich from Dickinson Street West to A673 Scholes Bank

From 11.00am to midnight:

  • A673 Chorley New Road, Bolton from A673 St Georges Road to A58 Victoria Road;
  • Overdale Drive from its westerly junction with A673 Chorley New Road south to its cross roads south of Oak Coppice;
  • B6202 Mayor Street from B6203 Spa Road to Croal Street (northbound only);
  • B6202 Park Road from A673 Chorley New Road to West Street (northbound only)
    Tudor Avenue from A673 Chorley New Road to Chassen Road;
  • Somerset Road from A673 Chorley New Road to Ash Lawns;
  • Chorley Street from A673 St Georges Road to its merging with White Lion Brow;
  • White Lion Brow from B6203 Spa Road to its merging with Chorley Street;
  • St Helena Road throughout its length from Chorley Street to its merging with Noel Street;
  • Noel Street from B6205 St Georges Road to Bark Street and from Bark Street south to its merging with St Helena Road;
  • St Edmund Street from St Helena Road to 5m south of that junction;
  • Bark Street from Chorley Street to Knowsley Street;
  • Pool Street from B6205 St Georges Road to St Helena Road;
  • Duke Street from B6205 St Georges Road south to Bark Street;
  • Back Bark Street from Noel Street to Knowsley Street;
  • B6204 Knowsley Street from B6205 St Georges Road to B6204 Deansgate;
  • Palatine Street from Ridgeway Gates to B6204 Knowsley Street
  • Ridgeway Gates from Palatine Street to B6204 Deansgate;
  • B6204 Deansgate from Howell Croft North to B6204 Knowsley Street;
  • Le Mans Crescent from Howell Croft North to Howell Croft South;
  • Howell Croft South from its merging with Le Mans Crescent to its merging with Ashburner Street;
  • Ashburner Street from its merging with Howell Croft South to Queen Street;
  • Victoria Square (south of the Town Hall) from Howell Croft South to Coronation Street;
  • Coronation Street from Victoria Square (south of the Town Hall) for 125m in a southerly direction;

From 6.30am to 12.00 midnight, no waiting at any time:

  • A673 Chorley New Road, Horwich from B6226 Lee Lane to A6207 De Havilland Way (north side only);
  • Regent Road, Bolton from A673 Chorley New Road to Rumworth Road (western and southern sides only);
  • Overdale Drive, Bolton from its westerly junction with A673 Chorley New Road south to its cross roads south of Oak Coppice (both sides)

From 11.00am to 12.00 midnight, closure of cycle route:

  • Middlebrook Cycle Route, Bolton from Middlebrook Drive to the continuation of Blackshaw Lane

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Media contact
Salma Nakhuda
01204 331015
Further details
Ironman UK race office
01935 478478