Council gives out race day road closures

Coun Tim Swift.
Coun Tim Swift.

Residents are being urged to plan ahead after Calder Council announced the roads that will be closed during the Grand Depart weekend .

The historic race passes through the Calder Valley on the weekend of July 5 and 6, and on the Sunday roads on the race route will be closed to traffic from the early hours of the morning until late afternoon.

Local closures include:

l A6033 from the borough boundary at Cock Hill to its junction with the A646 at Hebden Bridge

l A646 Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd. (Access will also be restricted along the A646 between King Cross and Todmorden)

l B6138 from Mytholmroyd to its junction with the A58 at Blackstone Edge

l A58 from Blackstone Edge to Ripponden

Bus and train companies are planning for extra people in Calderdale as spectators will get to the best spots early to see the race.

Leader of Calderdale Council, Coun Tim Swift, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the Tour de France in Calderdale; it will be a fantastic day for the region. We are releasing road closure information early to allow everyone to start planning now how they can make the most of this amazing event. Arrangements will be made to ensure access for emergency and care services are maintained on race day.”

For a full list of road closures, go to