BRIDGETOWN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
TRAFFIC DIRECTOR 'S MESSAGE
Marshals will encourage the orderly flow of traffic. Please follow their directions to ensure the smooth flow of vehicles. Emergency vehicles have right of way at all times.
ROAD CLOSURE: Terry Rd will be closed between the Blackwood River Crossing where the Canoes Cross and Jayes Rd for duration of the canoeing event, approximately 10:00am to 12:00pm .
Vehicles with horses or large vehicles, coming from Boyup Brook during this time and wishing to go to the Horse start should take Boyup Brook Rd and Brown Seymour Rd to Jayes Rd
While the closure is in effect, vehicles wishing specifically to go to the west side parking area (horse float area) from the running-canoeing changeover should proceed south on Terry Road and the bypass to Jayes Rd cross the river by way of Jayes Bridge . Please note that there may also be delays crossing Jayes Bridge .
Outside of the closure, vehicles wishing specifically to go to the west side parking area (horse float area) from the running-canoeing changeover should proceed south on Terry Road and cross the river by way of Terry Road crossing.
Due to the risk of accidents on Jayes Bridge when there is a large number of spectators, we ask that you do not attempt to drive across the Bridge. After 1.30pm , there will be heavy east bound traffic across the bridge.
To avoid being inconvenienced by this, vehicles wishing to go from Jayes Bridge to the horse cycle changeover should park in the east side parking area. If parking in the west side parking area, leave before 12:30pm by way of Flax Road to avoid heavy on-coming traffic on Winnijup Road . If departure from the west side parking area is left later than this, it may be necessary to wait until 1:30pm when Jayes Bridge becomes available to east bound traffic.
Vehicles wishing specifically to go to the west side parking area (horse float area) at Jayes Bridge from the start at Boyup Brook Oval should go by way of Bridgetown-Boyup Brook, Brown Seymour Road and Jayes Road .
The east side parking area at Jayes Bridge will be the parking area from which all other points of interest can be universally reached. For those wishing to avert the heavier congested roads, please refer to advice in this programme given under ’Alternative Travel Routes’.
The traffic directions specifically are:-
South bound parking and travel only for vehicles on Hack and Beatty Streets (adjacent Boyup Brook Sports Ground) from 6.30am till 9.30am .
West bound traffic only on Stanton Road from 8.30am till 10.00am .
South bound traffic only on Terry Road from junction with Stanton Road to junction with Jayes Road from 8.30am till 12.00 noon.
South bound traffic only on Terry Road-Jayes Road bypass track from 8.30am till 12.00 noon .
Jayes Bridge between the two parking area inlets will be restricted when there is large numbers of spectators on the Bridge.
Jayes Bridge between the two parking area inlets will be impossible to cross when there are large numbers of spectators on the bridge (except emergency and official vehicles) until 1.30pm . This will ease but be dominated by east bound traffic till 3.00pm .
North bound traffic only on Terry Road – Jayes Road bypass track from 12.00 noon till 3.00pm .
West bound traffic only on Terry Road from junction with Terry Road – Jayes Road bypass track to junction with Jayes Road from 12.00 noon till 3.00pm.The intention is to have traffic move anti-clockwise out of the east side parking area to proceed via Jayes Road to the finish at the Bridgetown Sports Ground. Vehicles wishing to go to the cycle start should continue east along Jayes Road and follow signs to the cycle start.
West bound traffic will dominate Winnijup Road from junction with Scott-Meares Road to junction with Hester Siding Road (also Petterson Road ) through to Bridgetown-Boyup Brook Road from 1.15pm till 4.30pm (main section of cycle leg). Horse floats from the horse float parking area at Jayes Bridge not being able to get away by Jayes-Flax-Winnijup Road to the horse cycle changeover before 12.30pm, should wait till after 1.30pm (when Jayes Bridge becomes available to east bound traffic), then travel east across Jayes Bridge and follow signs to the cycle start, to avoid heavy oncoming traffic on Winnijup Road.
For the safety of other cyclists, support vehicles should not stop on Winnijup road to cheer on their cyclist. Vehicles should not drive immediately in front of or behind their cyclist as this will force faster cyclists to have to pass the support vehicle. Where possible, vehicles should stay on the bitumen to minimize the dust hazard.
Horse carrying vehicles travelling west along Winnijup Road after picking up horses at the horse-cycle changeover will be diverted into Bridgetown via Elwin Road, which is adequately sign posted, to be directed to the finish at the Sports Ground or to their camping area it the Bridgetown Show Ground.
South bound traffic only on Krsul Road from junction with Hester Siding Road to junction with Bridgetown – Boyup Brook Road from 1.15pm till 4.30pm. From this point traffic will be directed to a northern entrance to the finish at the Bridgetown Sports Ground. When leaving the Bridgetown Sports ground parking area, turn right at the back of the pavilion to proceed to the Boyup Brook Bridgetown road. Turn right into this road to travel to Bridgetown .
There will be parking marshals at the running canoe changeover, at the two parking areas at Jayes Bridge , at the parking area at the cycle start and at the finish. All parking marshals will be equipped with red jackets and flags.
Please be patient and treat other road users with courteousy. Enjoy the day.
|Last Updated: 17 May 2008|