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Road Closures: Simplyhealth Great North 10K

Posted on 26 April 2019

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The Simplyhealth Great North 10K will take place in Gateshead on Sunday 7th July with a start time of 10am. To create a safe and enjoyable race course, The Great Run Company has worked closely with Gateshead Council to minimise the impact of the race on the area, however it is likely that there will be some disruption around Sage Gateshead.

The event, now in its 11th year, will have approximately 5,500 runners that will start on Saltmeadows Road / Neilson Road at the back of Gateshead International Stadium. The route will head down to the Quayside and go past the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and your premises – Sage Gateshead as well as passing the iconic Tyne Bridge.

The runners will then follow an out and back section to the west of the Tyne Bridge on the redeveloped south bank of the Tyne. From here they will retrace their steps back to finish inside Gateshead International Stadium itself.

To facilitate the event a number of road closures and traffic diversion plans will be in operation on Sunday 7th July, as detailed below.

Closure Times
From 5am: Tyne Main Road between Green Lane and Saltmeadows Road; Neilson Rd; South Shore Road between Tyne Main Road and Quayside footpath; Saltmeadows Road between Tyne Main Road and Stadium Road
From 8am: Saltmeadows Road between Stadium Road and Deptford Road; Albany Road; Quarryfield Road; Hawks Road between Mill Road and Deptford Road; Deptford Road; South Shore Road; Hillgate; Pipewellgate
From 9.30am: The Swing Bridge and Bridge Street between Bottle Bank and Sandhill.

Roads will open as soon as possible. This will take place in the following phases:

Re-Opening Times
From 11.15am: Saltmeadows Road between Stadium Road and Deptford Road; Albany Road between Saltmeadows Road and Quarryfield; Hawks Road
From 11.30am: Saltmeadows Road to South Shore Road for access to the Schooner Pub
From 12noon: The Swing Bridge and Bridge Street between Bottle Bank and Sandhill
From 1.30pm: Pipewellgate; Hillgate; South Shore Road; Deptford Road
From 3.30pm: Tyne Main Road between Green Lane and Saltmeadows Road; Neilson Road

Specific details for Sage Gateshead
Access to the Sage Gateshead will remain open for the whole duration of the event. Oakwellgate will remain open for access to Sage gateshead’s car park, but the Swing Bridge will be closed between 9.30am and 12noon. Diversions are in place for people to cross the river via the Tyne Bridge or the Redheugh Bridge.

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Simplyhealth Great North 10K Route