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1 in 40 of London's roads to form Olympic route

world Updated: Jul 29, 2010 16:26 IST

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Olympic organisers will install designated routes on 2.5 per cent of London's roads to help athletes, officials and dignitaries get around the congested city during the 2012 Games. A total of 168 kilometers (105 miles) of roads will be designated an Olympic Route Network. Traffic signals will be adjusted and roadwork suspended to speed passage from central London to the Olympic Park in the east of the city and other venues, including Wembley Stadium.

A further 276 kilometres (172.5 miles) of designated roads will be set up around venues outside the city.

About 82,000 people are expected to use the network. Government Transport Minister Theresa Villiers says "experience in other host cities shows how vital this network is."