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Road closures

The safety during the ARN 2016 is well taken care of. French experts, in collaboration with the Norwegian race organizers, have made sure that the safety for cyclists is maintained at the highest professional level. The plan for road closures has been developed in close dialogue with the police of Nordland County.

The closure plan has been made in order to ensure that all traffic is stopped 1h30 min before the estimated passing of the first rider in the race. In the case that vehicles do not respect the closures, these vehicles will be stopped and escorted out of the race route by the police. Estimated timings of when roads reopen are based on when the last rider in the peloton has passed. Unforeseen events may extend the closing period. However, normally the set timings show the maximum period during which the selected roads are closed.

Roads will be closed for normal traffic in a way that also allows people to take part in the popular festivities along the route, as an alternative to waiting in the car for roads to reopen. The closing of longer stretches of road has been decided in order to ensure a safe realization of the general closure plan. For some stretches of road the closure will last up to 3-4 hours, which calls for good planning for those who are to drive on the roads in question.

During road closure:

Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes before riders and the main motorcade arrive, there will be an Arctic Race of Norway Caravan for the spectators along the route. This caravan consists of 20 branded vehicles from the race partners, TV2 and ARN organizers, and it will make several stops along the route, handing out goodies and merchandising effects to the people alongside the road. There will also be animations and activities to set the right mood before the riders arrive.

Ahead of the first rider(s), there will be a police car with flashing lights, followed by the ARN info car and the first police motorcycles. Following the last vehicle of the race, there will also be a police car that marks the tail of the motorcade.

In total, the race includes 132 cyclists, 5 police cars , 10 police motorcycles, 130 vehicles from organizers and teams, + dedicated vehicles and motorcycles for TV production. Moreover, there will be 20 cars in the ARN Caravan, and helicopters for the TV-production. The race will therefore offer unique experiences.

In the start and finish areas, and on many other locations along the route, there will be many side events and activities where people can experience the race, taking a break from the drive. For more information here, contact host municipalities of the ARN 2016.

ROAD FROM TO Closes Opens (1)
RV80 Fauske Tverrlandet / intersection rv17 10:00 14:00
RV80 Tverrlandet / inters. rv17 Bertnes 11:00 15:00
RV 80 Bertnes Bodøsjøen (inters. RV80) 11:30 15:00
City Centre Inters. Bodøsjøen Snippen (rundkj. RV80) 11:30 14:30 (2)
Soløyvannveien Inters. Bodøsjøen Bertnes 12:00 15:00
Gml RV17 Tverrlandet / v ESSO Godøy (BOM) 12:30 15:30
Gml RV17 Godøy (BOM) TUV (inters. Rv812/RV17) 12.30 15:30
RV812 TUV (inters. Rv812/RV17) NESTBY inters. RV812/fv515 12:30 17:00 (3)
Sentrum NESTBY inters. RV812/fv515 Rognan City Centre 14:45 17:15 (4)

1) Expected time of road opening at final passing point on this road stretch. Road opens when last police car has passed the different points along the route, following the last rider and vehicle of the race.

2) The roads in the city centre that will be closed include:

  • Bodøsjøveien
  • Gamle Riksvei
  • Rishaugveien
  • Haugåsveien
  • Olav V´s gate
  • Fritjof Nansens vei
  • Haakon VII´s gate
  • Prinsens gate
  • Parkveien (mellom Prinsens gate og rundkjøring RV 80/Snippen)

3) From Beiarn there is the possibility to drive to Misvær and Rognan until 13:30

4) Closed roads on the last 5 km before city center of Rognan, between 14:45 and 17:15, include:

  • FV515
  • Preben Von Ahnenes vei
  • Skogveien
  • Jernbanegata
  • Kirkegata
ROAD FROM TO Closes Opens (1)
E6 Fauske MO i Rana 11:00 14:10
Hagavegen Exit Nordmark tunnel Rabben Inters. RV806/E6 11:00 14:15
Korgfjellveien KORGEN Inters. E6/RV806 Bodøsjøen (inters. RV80) 12:00 15:00 2)
E6 Rabben Inters. RV806/E6 Intersection E6/FV 250 11:30 15:30
E6 Korgfjell tunnel Mosjøen (E6 vefsnveien) 11:30 16:00 3)
FV250, Marka Intersection FV250/E6 Inters. FV 250/249 11:30 15:45
FV249 Hammarheim Intersection FV 250/249 Mosjøen Inters. 249/E6 11:30 16:00
E6 Mosjøen inters. 249/E6 Mosjøen inters. E6/RV78 11:30 16:00 (4)
RV78 Mosjøen inters. E6/RV78 Holandsvika intersection old rv78/rv78 13:30 16:15
Old RV78 Holandsvika intersection old rv78/rv78 Leirosen inters. old rv78/rv17 14:00 17:00 (5)
RV17 Leirosen intersection, old rv78/rv17 Sandnessjøen roundabout Fv819/RV17 15:30 18:15 (6)

1) Expected closing time on last passing point for these road stretches. Road opens when last police car has passed the different points along the route, following the last rider and vehicle of the race.

2) Parking on both sides of Korgfjellet summit only permitted when possible to park vehicle on the outside of white stripe marking the side of the road. If and when all parking spaces on the way up to the summit are taken, the road will be closed immediately. For more info on alternative transport up to Korgfjellet, check Hemnes Municipality’s website.

3) The Korgfjell tunnel (northbound) closes at 12:30, traffic to Korgen ends at 11:00. Southbound tunnel is closed between 12:00 and 15:00. Traffic on E6 south of Mosjøen ends and is directed to Vefsnveien for parking in Mosjøen centre from 11:30.

4) E6 running through the city centre is closed, along with the following roads between 11:30 and 16:00: Mathias Bruns gate – Elvegata - Chr Quales gate - Skjervgata - Tordenskjoldsgate - B. Bjørnsons veg Havnegata - FV146 to intersection with E6

5) Old RV78 is only open to accredited vehicles of the race. All other vehicles have no access to recently opened stretch of the road (this applies also before and after closing times)

6) Roads in the city centre (circuit with 3 passings). Closed between 15:30 and 18:15. FV 809 – Sjøbergsgate - Håreks gate - Torolv Kveldulvsons gate - Novikveien. Novikveien (from roundabout Sandnessjøen ungdomsskole to Statoil) are closed between 06:00 and 20:00 FV143 Kleivskaret - RV17 from Kleivskaret to roundabout exit fv809.

ROAD FROM TO Closes Opens (1)
Nesna Ferry pier Ferry pier 06:00 15:00 2)
FV17 Nesna Ferry Pier Utskarpen Inters. FV17/12 11:30 14:00
FV12 Utskarpen Inters. FV17/12 Inters. Selfors. FV12/Selforsveien 11:30 15:00
City Centre Inters. Selfors FV12 Inters. Nordlandsv./FV12 13:00 15:00 3)
E12 Inters. Nordlandsv./FV12 Inters. E12 / Granheiveien 13:00 16:00
Granheiveien Inters. E12 / Granheiveien Inters. Skonseng/FV356 13:00 16:00
FV356-Langfjellveien Inters. Skonseng/fv356 Inters. FV356/352 13:00 16:00
FV352 Inters. FV356/352 Inters. FV352/E12 13:00 16:00
Brennåsveien Inters. FV352/E12 Inters. Storgata/E6 13:00 16:00 4)
E6 Inters. storgata/E6 KORGEN Inters. E6/FV806 13:45 16:30
Hagaveien Inters. Nordrak tunnel Inters. RV808/E6 13:45 16:45
Korgfjellet KORGEN Inters. E6/RV806 Korgfjellet 14:00 5) 17:00
Korgfjellet Korgfjellet Rabben Inters. RV806/E6 14:00 5) 17:30

1) Expected time of road opening at final passing point on this road stretch. Road opens when last police car has passed the different points along the route, following the last rider and vehicle of the race.

2) Nesna ferry pier will be closed on Saturday August 13th between 06:00 and 15:00. Vehicles may arrive with ferry until 10:00. (no vehicles may drive on to ferry from NESNA during closure) Between 10:00 and 15:00 the ferry only takes pedestrian passengers. For more informations, go to websites of NESNA municipalities, ROAD AUTHORITIES and FERRY COMPANY.

3) The following roads will be closed between 13:00 and 16:00 RV12 – Vikaåsen – Koksverkgata – Moloveien - Midtre gate 3 - Søndre gate – Mobekk bridge Ole Thobias Olsens gate - Lars Mayers gate - Nordlandsveien

4) The following roads will be closed between 13:00 and 16:00 Bjynnlia – Brennåsveien – Lyckseleveien – Engliveien – Storgata - Svenskveien

5) The Korgfjellet mountain will be closed for traffic between 06:00 and 19:00. Korgfjell tunnel closes at 14:00 (both directions). Parking on both sides of Korgfjellveien only permitted when there is space to park outside the white stripe marking the side of the road or in parking spots. Alternative transport will be organized to the Korgfjellet summit (shuttle). If and when all parking spaces on the way up to the summit are taken, the road will be closed immediately. For more information, go to Hemnes Municipality’s website.

ROAD FROM TO Closes Opens (1)
E6 Arctic Circle Centre Storjord Inters. E77/E6 11:00 14:15
E6 Storjord inters. E77/E6 Røkland Inters. FV516/E6 11:00 15:00
FV516 Røkland inters. FV516/E6 Medby inters. FV516/rv812 12:45 15:15
RV812 Medby inters fv516/rv812 Tuv inters. rv812/FV17 12:00 17:00
RV17 Tuv inters. rv812/FV17 Godøy v inters. old FV17 14:45 17:15
Old RV17 Godøy v inters. old. FV17 Tverrlandet v/RV80 14:45 17:30
RV80 Tverrlandet v/RV80 Bodøelv 15:00 17:45
City Centre City Centre City Centre 08:30 (2) 18:15 (2)

1) Expected closing time on last passing point for these road stretches. Road opens when last police car has passed the different points along the route, following the last rider and vehicle of the race.

2) Roads in Bodø City Centre that are closed include:

  • Hålogalandsgata
  • Fritjof Nansens vei
  • Haakon VII´s gate
  • Prinsens gate
  • Parkveien (between Prinsens gate and roundabout RV 80/Snippen)
  • Rønvikveien
  • Kleivaveien
  • Junkerveien
  • Kirkeveien (between Junkerveien and roundabout RV80/Stormyra)

Between 13:15 and 14:30 vehicles may pass by RV80 in roundabout Snippen and intersection Hålogalandsgate, as for FV834, Kirkegata. All other streets/intersections in city centre circuit will be closed.

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