Road Closures & Diversions

There are a number of temporary road closures in the Fleet area on Sunday 18th March 2018 to ensure the safety of runners in The ASICS Fleet Pre-London Half Marathon.

pdf2018 Road Closure Order

Fleet & Crookham AC would like to thank the residents of Fleet and the surrounding area for their support over the years of this great community event. To make yours and our lives easier on this day, please be aware that the following roads will be affected and if you can avoid driving between the time indicated it would be advisable.

The race route has been designed with the co-operation of Fleet Town Council, Safety Advisory Group (SAG), Hart District Council, Hampshire Highways, and Hampshire Police. It is hoped that the rolling road closure and re-opening will provide as little disruption as possible to local residents. Diversions will be signposted. All roads are closed prior to the arrival of the first runners and re-opened as soon as the final runner has gone by. The full list of road closures and anticipated closure times are as follows – please note these times are approximate and could change and some roads will have traffic flow in one direction.

2018 sees a new partnership with William Ford Traffic Management Ltd who will be managing the road closures for the event on behalf of Fleet & Crookham AC.

RoadRunners' arrivalAnticipated re-opening
 Reading Road North (Southbound) Reading Road North  (Northbound from Oatsheaf to Tavistock Road)

 10.00 (closed from 9.30)

 Tavistock Road  10.00 (closed from 9.30)  10.40
 Merivale  10.25  10.40
 Leawood Road  10.30  10.45
 Crookham Road (Eastbound)  10.30  12.00
 Fleet Road  10.30  11.40
 Elvetham Road  10.30  11.15
 Minley Road (B3103) Towards Minley  10.45  12:00
 Blackbushes Road (westbound away from Fleet between Minley Road and Rotten Green Road)  10.50  12.15
 Rotten Green Road  10.55  12.30
 Pale Lane  11.00  12.30 
 A323 (Hartley Wintney to Fleet) (Partial opening to Fleet)  11.00  12.45
 Pale Lane  11.00  13.00
 Pilcot Road  11.05  13.15
 Hitches Lane  11.20  13.30
 Fitzroy Road 11.25 13.40
Tavistock Road (section between Fitzroy Road and Reading Road North only) 11.25 13.40

The roads will not all be closed at the same time – these times are for guidance only.  Drivers will on some sections of the course be allowed to travel in the opposite direction to the runners.

The roads which will be open in one direction are:

  • Reading Road North (varies throughout the race)
  • Bottom part of Fleet Road (once runner numbers have thinned)
  • Minley Road
  • Blackbushes Road
  • A323
  • Hitches Lane
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