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Tour de Yorkshire 2019 – Traffic and Travel

Key traffic and travel information you’ll need to know for the Tour de Yorkshire, Thursday 2 May, with details of which roads will be closed and when, the best places to park in the town centre and all your other transport related questions answered.

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The Tour de Yorkshire will be a fantastic event for Doncaster, so start planning your journey to make sure you’re here with us!

Be part of the start

Doncaster will host Stage One of the Men’s race on Thursday 2 May 2019. The start of the race at 1pm will begin in what will be our newly refurbished market square which will showcase our historic market to the world. But don't just come along to the start make the day of it by joining us from 10am.

Parking restrictions

Parking restrictions will apply to the whole route and residents are requested to find alternative parking during the race times. No stopping will be put in place 07:00 until 16:00 on the route on race day.

In addition to race day no stopping will be in effect from Wednesday 1st May on the Doncaster town centre streets below:

Street Name 

From

To

Date & time from...

...until

Market Place Market Place  Scot Lane 1 May 2019 - 18:00  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
Scot Lane Scot Lane High Street  1 May 2019 - 18:00  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
High Street High Street Hall Gate 1 May 2019 - 18:00  2 May 2019 - 18:00
Hall Gate  Hall Gate  Thorne Road  1 May 2019 - 18:00  2 May 2019 - 18:00
Sunny Bar  East Laith Gate  Market Place  1 May 2019 - 18:00  2 May 2019 - 18:00
Silver Street  East Laith Gate High Street  1 May 2019 - 18:00  2 May 2019 - 18:00
Cleveland Street  Wood Street  High Street  1 May 2019 - 18:00  2 May 2019 - 18:00
Printing Office Street  Cleveland Street  Priory Place  1 May 2019 - 18:00  2 May 2019 - 18:00
Priory Place  Printing Office Street High Street  1 May 2019 - 18:00  2 May 2019 - 18:00
Princes Street  Hall Gate  East Laith Gate   1 May 2019 - 18:00  2 May 2019 - 18:00
St Sepulchre Gate  West Laith Gate   High Street  1 May 2019 - 18:00 2 May 2019 - 18:00
Baxter Gate  French Gate  Market Place  1 May 2019 - 18:00 2 May 2019 - 18:00
St George Gate  Church Way  Baxter Gate  1 May 2019 - 18:00 2 May 2019 - 18:00
High Fisher Gate  Church Way  Market Place  1 May 2019 - 18:00 2 May 2019 - 18:00
Market Place  Baxter Gate  High Fisher Gate  1 May 2019 - 18:00 2 May 2019 - 18:00
Waterdale  Chequer Road  Hall Gate  1 May 2019 - 18:00 2 May 2019 - 18:00

Car Parking

Car parks available to the public to use on the day and walking routes from each car park to the market place.

Pay and Display Car Parks (Town Centre)

Spaces

Postcode 

Directions to Tour de Yorkshire Start 

Colonnades Park Mark Award 95  DN1 3EA Tour de Yorkshire Start Directions
Chappell Drive East Park Mark Award 550 DN1 2RF  Tour de Yorkshire Start Directions
Chappell Drive West 400  DN1 2RF  Tour de Yorkshire Start Directions
Marshgate Car Park x3 100  DN5 8AF  Tour de Yorkshire Start Directions
NCP Carparks East Laith Gate  102  DN1 1JD  Tour de Yorkshire Start Directions
Civic Quarter Multi-story - College Road  850  DN1 3JH  Tour de Yorkshire Start Directions
St James Car Park  300  DN1 1AQ  Tour de Yorkshire Start Directions
Frenchgate Multi-storey  1600  DN1 1SW  Tour de Yorkshire Start Directions
Waterdale Underground Car Park  642  DN1 3BU  Tour de Yorkshire Start Directions

Church Way (Market) Car Park will be closed from Tuesday 30th April at 6pm to Thursday 2nd May at 6pm.

The exit will remain open to allow any vehicles remaining in the car park to exit via Market Road.

St George's Car Park (across the road) will still be in operation on Tuesday 30th April and Wednesday 1st May but will not be accessible from the early hours of Thursday 2nd May.

Road closures

Along the route (rolling road closures)

As the Tour de Yorkshire will see elite riders racing on our local roads, certain roads will be closed at certain times. As the races sets off from the Market, there will be a ‘rolling road closure’ along the route. These are due to start and finish around 30 minutes before and after the riders pass through.

Route fixed road closures (all day)

As the Tour de Yorkshire will be starting in the Doncaster Markets, certain roads in the town centre will be closed for a fixed period of time, they are as follows:

Street Name

From

To

Date and time from...

...until 

Market Place  Market Place  Scot Lane  2 May 2019 - 09:30 2 May 2019 - 18:00 
Scot Lane  Scot Lane High Street 2 May 2019 - 09:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
High Street High Street  Hall Gate  2 May 2019 - 09:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
Hall Gate   Hall Gate   Thorne Road  2 May 2019 - 09:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
Sunny Bar  East Laith Gate  Market Place  2 May 2019 - 09:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
Silver Street  East Laith Gate   High Street  2 May 2019 - 09:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
Cleveland Street  Wood Street  High Street  2 May 2019 - 07:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
Printing Office Street  Cleveland Street  Priory Place  2 May 2019 - 09:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
Priory Place   Printing Office Street   High Street  2 May 2019 - 07:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
Princes Street  Hall Gate East Laith Gate 2 May 2019 - 07:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
St Sepulchre Gate West Laith Gate High Street 2 May 2019 - 09:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
Baxter Gate French Gate Market Place 2 May 2019 - 07:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
St George Gate  Church Way  Baxter Gate  2 May 2019 - 07:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
High Fisher Gate Church Way Market Place 2 May 2019 - 07:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
Market Place Baxter Gate High Fisher Gate  2 May 2019 - 07:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 
Waterdale Chequer Road  Hall Gate  2 May 2019 - 07:30  2 May 2019 - 18:00 

Schedules for the road closures and restrictions

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 schedules for road closures and restrictions
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Changes to bus services

Some disruption can be expected on the day with service buses most likely to be affected. We would advise that you check before you travel and book ahead where possible.

Other information

How will you minimise disruption caused by the event?

It’s inevitable that there will be some disruption, it’s a massive event. But we are working with our event delivery partners and communities across the Team Doncaster landscape to minimise disruption and ensure businesses, residents, spectators and others affected by the event have the information they need to plan ahead.

Should I avoid travelling into Doncaster town centre during the event?

Absolutely not! We’re keen to stress that it will be business as usual in the town centre so please do not be deterred from visiting to do your normal shopping.

Can I cycle on the route before or after the race?

The roads on the race route will be closed to traffic to ensure the infrastructure needed for the event, such as signage and safety barriers, can be installed safely. Therefore it won’t be possible for members of the public to cycle on the route while the roads are closed.

How will emergency services get to where they need to be?

Pre-planned emergency access will allow emergency services to get to all areas of Doncaster without delay.

I am disabled/ elderly and receive care services. Will my care provider be able to get to me?

The council is working with care providers and the NHS to ensure they are aware of any road closure to allow them to effectively plan their service.

What is the best way to find out what is happening traffic wise on the day?

There is lots of information on our traffic and travel page and updates will appear on our twitter account @Mydoncaster

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Last updated: 18 April 2019 13:12:28