Roads throughout Chester will be closed on Sunday, October 6 for the fourth Chester Marathon, which starts and finishes at Chester Racecourse.

The race was voted as the UK’s Number One Marathon of 2012 and is expected to raise in excess of £400,000 for charity.

There will be staggered road closures in place along the 26.2 mile route etween 8.30am and 3.45pm. Organisers are asking other road users to be patient with those taking to the streets on two wheels, while this once-a-year event takes place.

             

Road closures from 8.30am for a maximum duration of 2 hours:

Sealand Road/New Crane Street – Stadium Way to Nuns Road/City Walls Road

South View Road – whole length (New Crane Street to Raymond Street)

Raymond Street – Wharf View to Canal Street

Canal Street – whole length (Raymond Street to Upper Northgate Street)

Northgate Street – whole length (Upper Northgate Street to Eastgate Street)

Upper Northgate Street – The Northgate to George Street

Water Tower Street – Canning Street to Northgate Street

Hunter Street – Northgate Street to Bus Exchange

St Werburgh Street – whole length (Northgate Street to Eastgate Street)

Eastgate Street – whole length (Foregate Street to Northgate Street)

St John Street – whole length (Foregate Street to Little St John Street)

Foregate Street – Eastgate Street to St John Street

Vicars Lane – whole length (Little St John Street to Union Street)

Little St John Street – whole length (Vicars Lane to Pepper Street)

Pepper Street – whole length (Little St John Street to Bridge Street)

Lower Bridge Street – whole length (Pepper Street to Old Dee Bridge)


In addition to this, these road closures will:


  • Prohibit entry into Lower Watergate Street at its junction with St Martins Way/Nicholas Street at 8.30am for a maximum duration of 2 hours


  • Prohibit vehicular traffic from turning right from Foregate Street into Love Street at 8.30am for a maximum duration of 2 hours

Close Castle Drive (Little Roodee Car Park to Lower Bridge Street) at 5.30am for a maximum duration of 14 hours


Road closures in place from 8.30am for a maximum duration of 7 hours:

Old Dee Bridge

Handbridge – Queens Park Road to Old Dee Bridge

Souters Lane – whole length (Little St John Street to The Groves)

The Groves – Souters Lane to Lower Bridge Street


R oad closures in place from 8.30am for a maximum duration of 3 hours:

Handbridge – Queens Park Road to Overleigh Road

Queens Park Road – Queens Park View to Handbridge

Eaton Road – whole length (Handbridge to Hill Road)

Rake Lane/Hill Road – Paddock Road to B5445 Wrexham Road

B5445 Wrexham Road – A483 Wrexham Road to Straight Mile

B5445 Wrexham Road – Old Lane to County Boundary

Straight Mile – B5445 Wrexham Road to Old Lane

Old Lane – whole length (Straight Mile to B5445 Wrexham Road)


Road closures in place from 9am for a maximum of 4 hours:

B5445 Chester Road – County Boundary to Darland Lane

Darland Lane – whole length (Chester Road to Gamford Lane)

Gamford Lane – whole length (Darland Lane to Rossett Road)

B5102 Rossett Road – whole length (Gamford Lane to Borras Road)

Borras Road – whole length (Rossett Road to Hosley Lane)

Buck Road – whole length (Borras Road to Commonwood Road)

Shepherd Road – whole length (Commonwood Road to A534 Wrexham Road)

Commonwood Road – whole length (Shepherds Road to Borras Road)

B5102 Borras Road – whole length (Rossett Road to Frog Lane)

B5102 Frog Lane – whole length (Borras Road to Cross Street)

Cross Street – whole length (Frog Lane to Ashley Court)

Green Street – whole length (Ashley Court to Bridge Street)

Bridge Street – Green Street to County Boundary


Road closures n place from 9.45am for a maximum duration of 4 hours:

High Street, Farndon – Holt/Farndon Bridge to Church Street

Churton Road/Chester Road, Farndon/Churton – the Barnston Monument to B5130 Sibbersfield Lane

Stannage Lane, Churton – whole length

School Lane/Mill Lane/Church Lane, Aldford – whole length

  • A temporary one way restriction will be in place at 9.45am for a maximum duration of 4 hours on Churton Road from the Barnston Monument, Farndon to its junction with High Street, Farndon, and B5130 Chester Road from its junction with School Lane, Aldford to its junction with New Lane, Churton. Traffic will only be permitted to travel in a north to south direction on these lengths of road.

  • The B5130 Chester Road between Chapel Lane, Aldford and Caldy Valley Road, Huntington will be closed at 10.00am for a maximum duration of 5hours to all traffic except those requiring access/egress to/from land or premises along this length of road. Access/egress will only be permitted for traffic travelling in a north to south direction;

  • There will be a temporary one way restriction at 10.30am for a maximum duration of 4hours on B5130 Sandy Lane/Dee Banks/Chester Road from its junction with A51 Boughton to its junction with Caldy Valley Road, Huntington. Traffic will only be permitted to travel in a north to south direction on this length of road.

  • Entry into the B5130 Sandy Lane at its junction with the A51 Christleton Road will be prohibited at 10am for a maximum duration of 5 hours

  • The gap in the central reservation of A51 Boughton at its junction with Hoole Lane at 10.15am will be closed for a maximum duration of 5 hours

The following roads will be closed at 10.45am for a maximum duration of 5 hours:

Dee Lane – whole length (A51 Boughton to Grosvenor Park Terrace)

Grosvenor Park Terrace – whole length (Dee Lane to The Groves)

The Groves – Grosvenor Park Terrace to Souters Lane

Lower Bridge Street – Castle Street to Old Dee Bridge

Alternative routes for traffic:

Traffic diverted from Sealand Road and New Crane Street should proceed via Deva Link, Parkgate Road and St Martins Way

Traffic diverted from Vicars Lane and Little St John Street should proceed via Nicholas Street, St Martins Way and St Oswalds Way

Traffic diverted from B5445 Wrexham Road should proceed via A483 Wrexham Road, B5102 Llay Road and B5445 Chester Road


Southbound traffic diverted from B5130 Chester Road should proceed via Sandy Lane and Chapel Lane to Aldford, and via the A5115 Whitchurch Road/Christleton Road, A41 Whitchurch Road, A534 Broxton Road/Barton Road and B5130 Sibbersfield Lane to Farndon. Northbound traffic should proceed via the B5130 Sibberfield Lane to Churton, and via the A534 Barton Road/Broxton Road, A41 Whitchurch Road and A5115 Whitchurch Road/Christleton Road to Chester.

Chris Hulse, Joint Race Organiser of the MBNA Chester Marathon said: “Safety of our runners is our key priority, which is why we run the event on entirely closed roads. The roads around the route are expected to be more congested than normal and we ask those that are using the highways to take extra care during this once-a-year event. We recognise that this may cause some short-lived inconvenience, but we hope that local residents will enjoy the spectacle and help support those running the marathon to raise funds for good causes.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank residents living on and around the route for their continued support”.