Roads to close as town welcomes Olympic torch

The section of George Street in front of the Cube will be one of the roads in Corby which will be closed on Monday, July 2, between 2pm and 4pm, as the Olympic Torch passes through the town
The section of George Street in front of the Cube will be one of the roads in Corby which will be closed on Monday, July 2, between 2pm and 4pm, as the Olympic Torch passes through the town

Corby Council has announced which roads are to close when the town welcomes the Olympic Torch.

It will begin its journey through the town at 2.20pm on Monday, July 2, starting in High Street and ending in Westcott Way at around 3pm.

The council is warning that there will be disruptions and long delays as a result of the road closures, which are being enforced to ensure the Olympic Torch has a smooth passage through the town.

Leader of Corby 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.

“Understandably there will be disruptions on the roads but this is something that we won’t have the chance to see again in Corby during our lifetime and we hope everyone comes out and gives the torchbearers our full support.”

The sections of roads which are to close, from 2pm until 4pm, are Weldon Road (A427) from the junction of Lloyds Road to the traffic lights at the entrance of Tata Steel, the junction of High Street to Weldon Road (A427), the junction of Oakley Road/High Street to The Jamb, the junction of The Jamb along High Street to Cottingham Road, the bus stop in Cottingham Road to the mini roundabout at the bottom of Elizabeth Street, Elizabeth Street to the mini roundabout at the junction of Alexandra Road, Alexandra Road to George Street, Anne Street to the mini roundabout at the junction of Alexandra Road, George Street to the large roundabout in Westcott Way, from the junction of Gainsborough Road/Jubilee Avenue to Westcott Way roundabout, Westcott Way to roundabout at Cottingham Road and the boating lake, Cottingham Road to the Lakeside complex, the junction of Mantelfield Road to the junction of Cottingham Road and the junction of Kingsthorpe Avenue to Cottingham Road.

There will be no parking on these sections of road from 2pm until 4pm and Cottingham Road, from its junction with Willowbrook Road will only be open for people requiring access to the Lakeside complex.