Tens of thousands of visitors are expected in Plymouth between 10 and 18 September for the America’s Cup World Series. The world’s top sailors will be racing in the Sound and the Hoe will be buzzing with the America’s Cup Experience.
During the event there will be either full or partial road closures around the Barbican and the Hoe to ensure the safety of visitors. Full closures are planned from 10am to 11.50pm on 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 September.
It may also be necessary for roads to be closed on other days during this period depending on the number of visitors. Plymouth City Council is working to ensure visitors are able to enjoy the event safely while also minimising the disruption and maintaining access to businesses and properties on the waterfront.
The road closures will be advertised for the following roads:
- Southside Street
- The Barbican
- Madeira Road
- Lambhay Hill – from its junction with Madeira Road for a distance of 50m in a northerly direction Hoe Road Jennycliff Lane, from its junction with Stamford Lane to its junction with Staddon Lane
Madeira Road and Jennycliff Lane will be re-opened to traffic as soon as possible on the dates shown. However, Hoe Road will remain closed from the junction of Madeira Road to its junction with Pier Street until 11.50pm to allow visitors to safely enjoy the live, evening entertainment on the Hoe.
In addition to the road closures there will also be parking and loading restrictions on Bath Street, Lockyer Street, Princess Street (north side), Lawrence Road, St Johns Road and Church Hill Road (Plymstock).
Cyclists will be permitted to cycle along the closed roads. The Council is working with a number of businesses and organisations within the road closures to discuss individual access requirements during the America’s Cup World Series. Bus companies have been advised of the road closures and will amend routes appropriately.
Source: Plymouth City Council