Peace Bridge opening - Traffic and travel

Traffic disruption is expected in Derry throughout the weekend as the Peace Bridge opening celebrations.

Ilex, which oversaw the building of the foot and cycle crossing, has advised motorists to take note of the following information.

Traffic arrangements: Traffic delays are expected in and around Queen’s Quay from 1.00pm until 3.00pm on Saturday, June 25th. Road closures are expected at Queen’s Quay.

Weekend parking: The car park on the corner of Foyle Street and Whittaker Street (old City Hotel site) will be closed for the weekend.

City Side: Members of the public are advised to use normal car parks and on-street parking. Waterside: There will be no parking permitted at Ebrington and parts of Limavady Road on tomorrow or Sunday.

The main car park at St Columb’s Park Leisure Centre and the adjacent hockey pitch will be operational tomorrow and Sunday. Tomorrow access to Browning Drive will be restricted to residents and no traffic will be permitted on St Columb’s Road between early morning and 4.30pm .

On Sunday, parking will be permitted on one side only of St Columb’s Road. The Fireworks spectacular will take place at 10.30pm tomorrow, after which the public artwork, Mute Meadow, will be illuminated.

Ilex has advised that the best public viewing area for the fireworks display is along Queen’s Quay.

Please note that viewing opportunities at the Peace Bridge will be minimal and limited to a small number of viewing public. For further information contact Ilex, 028 7126 9226 or visit website www.ilex-urc.com for the programme of events.