Roads to be Closed and Cleaned Before Olympic Cycling Races

155 miles of English roads will be closed for hours before olympic cycling events so that they can be cleaned, cleared and checked.

155 miles of English roads will be closed for hours before olympic cycling events so that they can be cleaned, cleared and checked.

Roads from Mall to Dorking will be closed during the first weekend of the olympics and traffic lights, traffic islands and other items will be removed.

The course also has to be checked to make sure it meets international requirements set by various sporting bodies.

Representatives from Transport for London (TfL) said they will be knocking on doors to make sure that locals and local businesses within 400yards of the track are made aware of the impact.

“People will be able to move to and from their houses and the maps we publish and information we send out make that clear,” a spokesperson from TfL said.

“Where there are closures in place and the race goes through and is then clear for a while we’re sometimes able to open crossing points so people can get across from one side to another.”

They also vowed to do all they can do avoid major disruptions on race day.