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12.06.12

Olympic Route Network details published

Transport for London (TfL) has set out detailed plans for the road network during the Olympics Games, and is warning motorists that central London and roads near Olympics venues will be virtual no-go areas due to the expected amount of congestion.

The Olympic Route Network (ORN) will begin operation on July 25. A 109-mile network, the ORN links Games venues to ensure athletes, officials and media can get to events on time.

On 30 miles of the ORN, ‘Games Lanes’ will run exclusively for those people. Physical preparatory works will take place from July 20 – 25, including temporary traffic islands and barriers to simplify junctions.

The ORN will end operation a few days after the Games and will not be in operation between the Olympics and Paralympics.

London’s Transport Commissioner, Peter Hendy said: “We have plans in place to get all athletes, officials and the world’s media to their Games events on time and to keepLondonmoving and open for business.

“From-mid July, central Londonand areas around Games venues will be much busier than usual. The ORN, which is part of the Hos City contract for the Games, will be a vital part of managing the busy roads and delivering a great Games.

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