PLANS for changes to road networks during the Olympics could include lanes being specially designated for participants, it has been revealed.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is set to consult on its plans for transport to and from the Games for Olympians, which may include lanes on the A406 being closed to other traffic.

However, a spokeswoman for the ODA confirmed no roads would be fully closed and that the part of the A406 in Redbridge is "not a main Olympic route".

She said plans were being looked at for the main thoroughfare to the Olympic Park in Stratford from Heathrow Airport, adding: "We're looking at where there could be special lanes, or other traffic measures and where they need to go.

"The road [in Redbridge] isn't in the core Olympic route network."

She also said there will be some events taking place in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, which could see traffic passing through Redbridge, but that this is "not where the majority of traffic will be".

A consultation is currently being put together on plans to "tweak" road networks ahead of the games and will include more detail on proposals for roads around east London and elsewhere.

It is set to be distributed this summer.

The spokeswoman added: "We are still consulting and finalising on the plans for the Olympic Route Network and this process is ongoing.

"We are aiming to keep the disruption to commuters and businesses to a minimum whilst ensuring that athletes and others needed for the running of the Games in 2012 get to their events on time."