Rathfriland roads to close for Giro D’Italia

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There will be some road closures locally as the Gran Fondo Giro D’Italia comes to town.

The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland is unique that it will be run on policed closed roads, similar to that which the professionals enjoyed during the Giro d’Italia.

The Mourne Route will pass through parts of Rathfriland and the police are urging local residents to make sure they are aware of the road closures that will be in place.

A full list of the roads involved can be found on http://www.granfondogiroditaliani.com/road-closures-3/

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said: “Police are working hard to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum on Sunday. As a police service, our primary duty is to ensure public safety. We have invested significant effort in planning, alongside organisers and partner agencies, to ensure that events like this pass off successfully and with as little disruption to normal everyday life as is possible.

“For the safety of riders and spectators it is essential that all roads are clear from vehicles and that no one parks on any of the planned routes.

“It is also important to note that only cyclists involved in the race, official support vehicles and emergency services will be allowed on the planned route.

“We will do our utmost to keep disruption to an absolute minimum however anyone travelling on the road network should allow extra time for their journey.”