Road disruption announced during Olympic torch visit

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Arrangements for the Olympic torch procession in Corby have been announced.

Corby Council is helping to manage the huge logistical operation surrounding the visit of the torch on Monday, July 2.

Local people are being warned that many major roads will be closed on the day .

The torch will begin its journey through High Street at around 2.20pm, making its way through the town and ending on Westcott Way at around 3pm.

The council is appealing to local people to come out in their thousands to line the torch’s route, which takes in Oakley Road, High Street, Cottingham Road, Elizabeth Street, Alexandra Road, George Street, Anne Street, Gainsborough Road and Cottingham Road. All of these these roads will be closed between 2pm and 4pm on the day.

There is also strictly no parking on any of these roads.

Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “It’s all go in Corby at the moment and the feeling of celebration is definitely evident throughout the Borough. The Queen’s visit was a phenomenal success and we are now putting plans in place to ensure that the Olympic Torch Relay through Corby follows suit.

“There are understandably going to be disruptions on the roads between 2pm and 4pm but this is something that we wont have the chance to see again in Corby during our lifetime so we hope everyone comes out and gives the Torchbearers our full support.”

The full route is available by visiting www.corby.gov.uk/olympic-torch-relay