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Great City Games & Great North Run Road Closures 2017 (Monday - Sunday)

Posted on 6 September 2017

We’re fast approaching one of the highlights of the North East sporting calendar – Great North Run weekend! However, this means that there will be some disruption around the area that may affect your journey to and from Sage Gateshead.

Great City Games

While the track is being built, South Shore Road (the road directly below Sage Gateshead) will be closed to all traffic from 6am on Monday 4 September 2017 until 11:59pm on Sunday 10 September 2017. An alternative route will be signposted for pedestrians using the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Gateshead Council’s Mill Road car park will host the Great North Run Pasta Party and as a result will be closed to the public from 00:01am on Monday 4 September 2017 until 11:59pm on Monday 11 September 2017. However, Sage Gateshead’s car park will remain open and all day parking is now available for £4.80. Find out more.

Pedestrians using the Gateshead Millennium Bridge will be diverted through Mill Road car park, down past Baltic-Quay Apartments and behind BALTIC.

Great North Run: Road Closures (Sunday 10 September)

Please be advised of the following traffic restrictions for the Great North Run. These will be in place between 9am – 5pm on Sunday 10 September, and may affect your travel…

The start is on the central motorway (A167) in Newcastle, close to the bridge by Claremont Place and North Terrace, the route is then as follows:

A167 → Tyne Bridge → A184 Park Lane past the Gateshead International Stadium → A184 Felling Bypass → A194 Leam Lane (Whitemare Pool) → A1300 John Reid Road → A1300 Prince Edward Road (Harton Nook) → Redwell Lane → A183 Coast Road → finishing opposite the Bamburgh Public House at the Leas in South Shields.

During this time vehicles that need to exit the East Gateshead Quayside and Industrial Estate area should not used the following route, which will be signed on the day by Hatton Traffice Management on behalf of Gateshead Council: Exit via Hawks Road, Oakwellgate and the Swing Bridge.

Summary of Closures

The road closures taking place in, or affecting traffic in Gateshead are:

South Shore Road will be closed from 4 September
A167 Central Motorway (including Tyne Bridge) will be closed from 8.45pm to 5pm
A184 Felling Bypass to White Mare Pool Interchange will be closed from 9am to 5pm
Askew Road will be closed from West Street to Gateshead Highway 9am to 5pm
The Swing Bridge will be closed from 8am to 6pm on Saturday 9 September only
Bottle Bank will be closed 8am to 7pm (except access to Hilton Hotel) on Saturday 9 September only
Pipewellgate will be closed 8am to 7pm on Saturday 9 September only
Hillgate will be closed 7am to 7pm on Saturday 9 September only

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Good luck to all runners!

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