Great North Run: Road Closures

13 September 2013, 12:34 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Ahead of the Great North Run, check out which roads are going to be affected from Newcastle to South Shields this weekend.

The event will start at 10.40am on Sunday, September 15th.

The main race follows the wheelchair race at 10.10am and the women's elite race which starts at 10.15am.

Baggage buses will remain at the start area until 10.10am.

The event runs from Newcastle to South Shields using the following roads:
Central Motorway
Tyne Bridge
Felling by-pass
John Reid Road
King George Road
Prince Edward Road
Redwell Lane
Coast Road (South Shields)

Roads throughout the route will be affected by closures and diversions, which will be signposted, will be in place.

The following closures will be in place:
From Saturday, September 14th, 8pm to Sunday, September 15th, at 5pm
- The (A167) Central motorway
- Cowgate Roundabout
- Grandstand Road Interchange to the Great North Road (B1318) Interchange

Sunday, September 15 From 8.45am to 5pm
- (A167) Central motorway to the Tyne Bridge
- Great North Road Interchange (B1318) to Park Lane (A184)

From 9am to 5pm Gateshead
- (A184) Park Lane
- Felling By-pass to Whitemare Pool Interchange

From 9.45am to 4pm South Shields
- (A194) Leam Lane from Whitemare Pool Interchange
- Leam Lane to (A1300) John Reid Road roundabout
- John Reid Road (A1300) to Prince Edward Road (A1300) to Redwell Lane
- Coast Road (A183) roundabout

From 9am to 5pm
- Coast Road (A183) from Redwell Lane to Mowbray Road

From 2.45am to 5pm
- Bents Park Road in South Shields
- Sea Way to Mowbray Road

From 2pm to 5pm
- Coast Road (A183) from Marsden Rock to Redwell Lane (northbound only)

Roads will re-open once all runners have passed through and the roads have been cleaned, which in the case of the Newcastle and Gateshead sections should be around 5pm.

Competitors and spectators are advised to use public transport wherever possible.

Between 7am and 5pm on Sunday, Nexus will operate a frequent Metro service between Newcastle International Airport and South Shields and a ten minute service on the North Tyne route.

A ten minute service will run between Sunderland and Pelaw. An extra service will operate from Kingston Park between 8am and 8.30am to cater for peak travel.

Metro services on the North Tyne routes will run a 10 minute service.

The cross Tyne Ferry between North Shields and South Shields will run two ferries continuously

In South Shields, there will be a continuous bus service between Bents Park Road and either Newcastle, depending on road openings, or Heworth.

There will be a shuttle service between Bents Park Road and Church Way to service the town centre car parks and ferry.

There will also be an additional shuttle service between the North Shields ferry landing and the North Shields Metro Station.