Gardaí have warned motorists and pedestrians in Cork that several areas of the city will be closed off ahead of the Queen's visit tomorrow.
The statement reads as follows:
From 10am on Friday, May 20, 2011, a number of streets in the city centre will be closed to traffic. The outer routes around the city will remain open.
Pedestrians will have access to the city centre with reduced crossing points due to crowd control barriers. Other restrictions to pedestrians will be in place at appointed locations.
Bus Éireann have the Park and Ride facility operational at the Black Ash Park and Ride Facility to Lapp’s Quay. Access to the Park and Ride will be via Mick Barry Road from the Tramore Road direction. All Bus Éireann schedules can be found at www.buseireann.ie
The City Centre areas of South Link Road (inbound), Station Road, Anglesea Street, South Mall, Grand Parade, Patrick Street, Academy Street, Washington Street, Sheares Street, and Dyke Parade will be closed to traffic from 10am on May 20, 2011. No parking will be allowed on this route from 6pm the previous evening May 19, 2011.
This will also affect deliveries and services as barriers will be placed along the route. Arrangements should be made to have deliveries prior to 6pm on May 19, 2011. The service providers in the city centre have been consulted and are aware of this restriction.
There will be no pedestrian access to the following streets on May 20, 2011 between 12 noon and 4pm.
Princess Street ("Upper”) - both sides
- Junction of Oliver Plunkett Street to Patrick Street
- St Augustine Street to Tuckey Street
- Junction of Tuckey Street and Grand Parade to Electric Bar South Mall
Washington Street (both sides)
- Junction Grand Parade to South Main Street