Guide to the Olympic torch relay in Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire
THE Olympic flame will finally arrive in North East Lincolnshire this afternoon (Tuesday) as part of its epic tour around the UK.
Our guide includes details of when and where torch bearers will carry the flame as it travels through the region as well as information on road closures.
We’ll also be providing live updates as the torch is carried through the streets of Immingham, Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
Whilst the flame is in the region, it will take a trip on the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway on Tuesday evening and abseil down Grimsby Dock Tower early on Wednesday morning.
It will also make a stop at Cleethorpes’ Meridian Park Showground whilst 8,000 visitors enjoy an evening extravaganza of entertainment.
Where to see the Olympic torch
The flame will arrive in Immingham at 4.41pm on Tuesday. Starting from Calder Close on the B1210, it will be carried through the town before heading to Grimsby (5.39pm) and Cleethorpes (6.13pm). It will travel on the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway at 6.35pm before heading to Meridian Park shortly afterwards.
The following day, the flame will begin its day atop Grimsby Dock Tower at 6.09am where it will abseil down and then be carried through the streets of Grimsby as it heads towards Louth where it will arrive at 7.48am.
The torch is transported between towns in a motorcade (except between Grimsby and Cleethorpes on Tuesday), so the times stated are approximate.
The route the torch will take is as follows:
Tuesday, June 26
- Immingham Road (B1210) from Calder Close
- Pelham Road- Left Turn Junction - Left Turn
- Church Lane
- Washdyke Lane
- Washdyke Lane - Right Turn
- Pelham Road - Left Turn
- Oasis Academy Immingham
- Oasis Academy Immingham - Right Turn
- Pelham Road
- Pelham Road - Right Turn
- Kings Road (A1173) to Trenchard Close
- A180 Cleethorpe Road
- Grimsby Road (A180)
- Grimsby Road (A180) - Left Turn
- Isaacs Hill (A1098)
- High Street
- High Street - Right Turn
- Alexandra Road (A1098) - Left Turn
- Sea Road - Right Turn
- Central Promenade
- Central Promenade - Right Turn
- Leisure Centre Drive - Left Turn
- Kings Road - Left Turn
6.35pm: Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
- Flame travels on Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
- Lakeside Station, Cleethorpes Coast Light
- Cleethorpes Meridian Point Car Park- Left Turn Railway
- Arrives at Meridian Park Showground for Evening Celebration
Wednesday, June 27
6.09am: Grimsby Dock Tower
- Flame is abseiled down Grimsby Dock Tower
- Woodyard - Right Turn
- Eastside Road
- Eastside Road - Veer Left
- King Edward Street
- King Edward Street - Right Turn
- Lower Spring Street - Left Turn
- Victoria Street North (A16) - Right Turn
- Freeport Wharf - Left Turn
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Fredrick Ward Way (A1136)
- Victoria Street West - Right Turn
- Victoria Street West -Left Turn
- Old Market Place - Right Turn
- Bethlehem Street - Left Turn
- Deansgate (A1136)
- Bargate (A1243)
- Laceby Road (A46) - Left Turn
- Scartho Road (A1243)
- Louth Road to Braeton Lane Junction
- Grimsby Road (B1520) from Right Turn on to road
- Bridge Street (B1520)
- Upgate (B1520)
- London Road (B1520) to Meridian View Junction
Road closures and parking on the Olympic Torch route
Rolling road closures will be put in place as the torch convoy moves through North East Lincolnshire. There are no fixed times for these closures but it is expected they will be put in place around 15 minutes before the convoy reaches a given location.
North East Lincolnshire Council are advising spectators to arrive early to choose their position on the relay route.
The convoy will move at around 4mph and will be policed by motorcycle outriders. The convoy should take approximately 15 minutes to fully pass, after which the road in question will be reopened.
The council’s public car parks will be open and Pleasure Island Theme Park will be opening its car park for ticket holders to the evening celebration event.
For a list of public car parks in North East Lincolnshire visit http://isharemaps.nelincs.gov.uk.
Immingham: Between 4.40pm and 5.45pm on Tuesday, delays may affect Stagecoach services 45, 150 and 450.
Grimsby: Between 5.40pm and 7pm on Tuesday, delays may affect all Stagecoach services in the town. There may also be minor delays on some services between 6.45am and 7.30am on Wednesday but serious problems are not expected.
Cleethorpes: Between 6.10pm and 7pm, delays may affect Stagecoach services 13, 14, 9 and 9a. Some minor delays may also occur on Wednesday morning.
Evening Celebration in Cleethorpes
The Olympic Flame will spend Tuesday evening at the Meridian Park Showground in Cleethorpes.
A celebration event will take place between 5pm and 8.30pm which will be enjoyed by 8,000 visitors.
The event is set to be headlined by Camden-based rock band Tribes who have received rave reviews from the likes of NME and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe.
Britain’s Got Talent duo Twist and Pulse are to make a body-popping appearance whilst London 2012 sponsors Coca-Cola will showcase up-and-coming live music acts. Additionally, Lloyds TSB and Samsung are sponsoring acrobatic and dance performances.
During the event, the last torch bearer of the day will arrive to light a cauldron on the stage.
Dock Tower Abseil
Members of the public will now be able to enter the Grimsby Docks estate on Wednesday morning when the Olympic flame is abseiled down the Dock Tower. Access will be permitted to pedestrians only who will be directed to a fenced viewing area on East Side Road.