Ballarat motorists are urged to be mindful of road closures in early January during the Cycling Australia Road National Championships.
The championships will run from January 4-8, with Wednesday’s opening criterium to see a number of streets in Ballarat’s CBD blocked off.
City of Ballarat has advised that restrictions will start from early morning on Wednesday, with progressive closures along during the day.
Dawson Street South and North will be fenced off between 9.30am and 12am, while a section of Sturt Street intersecting Lyons, Armstrong and Lydiard streets (all north and south) and Town Hall Lane and Albert Street will be blocked from 12pm to 11pm.
Doveton Street (Midland Highway) will also be closed either side of the Sturt Street intersection will also be closed between 3pm and 10.30pm.
Traffic heading east or west through the CBD will be diverted into Mair or Dana Street. Traffic heading north or south through the CBD will be diverted into Raglan or Grenville Street.
Thursday’s time trial will see Warrenheip Street from Simpson Street to Webbs Hill Road and Buninyong-Mt Mercer Road between Webbs Hill Road to the Dereel–Mt Mercer Road closed between 9.30am and 4.30pm.
A section of the Dereel–Mt Mercer Road will also be blocked.
Weekend road races will see sections of the Midland Highway, Warrenheip Street, Learmonth Street, Mt Buninyong Road, Yendon No. One Road, Yankee Flat Road, Gear Avenue and Fisken Road closed.
Traffic heading east and west along the Midland Highway/Learmonth Street will be sent along Winter Street, Simpson Street and Cornish Street.
Traffic heading north or south along Geelong Road/Warrenheip Street will be sent to Eddy Avenue and Moss Avenue.
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