Traffic congestion - Tour of Britain


9th September 2021

Tour of Britain, Thursday 9 September – planning your day

The Tour of Britain comes to Warrington on Thursday 9 September. We are hosting the Stage 5 finish which will see a number of roads in South Warrington, Latchford, Bruche and Orford, as well as the town centre closed from between 2pm and 3.30pm. Some roads will be closed from earlier in the day, particularly around the town centre, Town Hall and Sankey Street.

We expect the level of traffic and congestion will be much higher than on a normal day, which will extend to other parts of our road network across the afternoon, as drivers seek alternative routes to those closed. Schools, families and pupils should be aware of the potential that afternoon journeys on the road network will take longer, particularly if normal school closing times are observed. Levels of congestion could continue beyond roads re-opening as spectators leave the event and traffic clears.

Details of the route taken by the cycle race can be found on the council website at

Thank you for your cooperation.

WBC Transport