Page updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2012 at 1.pm
The 2012 Olympic Torch Relay was in Leicester on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July.
We worked closely with The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and our local partners to minimise any impact on all areas along the route.
What happened on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July?
Traffic on the torch relay route was controlled by a series of rolling road closures of the main routes and all side road entrances. These began about 10-15 minutes ahead of the convoy and lasted for around 30 minutes.
See the journey across Leicester here.
The convoy travelled through Leicester at four mph and all entries onto the route, (such as side roads and driveways), were closed off to traffic until after it had passed.
Getting help on each day
Police, traffic marshals and stewards were on the route to offer advice and give directions.
Parking restrictions applied
On both days, all parking (including blue badge parking) was restricted on the main route and in some side roads.
Signs indicating where and when these restrictions were put up in advance, and cones put out on 2nd and 3rd July. Civil enforcement officers were operating along the routes.
Unfortunately, some of our city bus services were affected temporarily by the torch relay on both days (See bus route changes below). We're sorry for any inconvenience this caused.
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