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Olympic Route Network marked out

Transport for London (TfL) this weekend began works to ensure the Olympic Route Network (ORN) is ready to begin operation on 25 July.

TfL has begun overnight work to painting the white lines and Olympic Rings that mark out the 48km of Games lanes along the ORN.

The ORN is a requirement of the Host City contract and is vital in ensuring all athletes, officials and the world’s media get to their London 2012 Games events on time.

Games lanes will operate alongside lanes for general traffic and will be reserved for the use of the “Games Family” of athletes, officials and media during their hours of operation, which are generally 6am to midnight during the Games.

Adjustments have also started being made to over 1,300 sets of traffic signals and a complete ban on all planned road works on A and B roads has already been put in place. The major physical preparatory works on the ORN, including installation of barriers to simplify junctions, will be carried out overnight from 20 July to 23 July.

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