Follow Grand Prix road signs, not sat nav, around South Northamptonshire, police warn

Northamptonshire Police have said they are ready to respond to any traffic problems

Northamptonshire Police have said they are ready to respond to any traffic problems

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The Highways Agency has published details of the planned road closures for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend.

The agency is hoping to minimise traffic disruption by closing the A43 to through traffic between 5am and 9pm, from Friday 4th July to Sunday 6th July. During the course of the event, there will be one-way systems in place between Towcester and Welsh Lane (B4525).

Superintendent Richard James, event commander for Northamptonshire Police, said: “The Highways Agency plan will allow spectators to arrive and leave Silverstone circuit with as little inconvenience to local people as possible.

“Hundreds of thousands of people will be travelling to Northamptonshire for what is the largest annual sporting event in the UK and we hope this plan provides the least amount of disruption to those people who live nearby.

“We will be monitoring traffic levels throughout the weekend and, together with the Highways Agency, will respond as necessary should there be any problems.”

People travelling to the event are being urged to follow the diversions rather than their sat navs as they approach Silverstone.

Supt James added: “If you are travelling to the Grand Prix please adhere to signage as you approach the circuit as local road closures and diversions will be in place.

“Please remember to keep the number of valuables in your car to a minimum and take them with you once you have parked.”

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