St Patrick's Day: Traffic & Travel for St. Pat's Parade

Local people have been advised of traffic and travel restrictions this St Patrick's Day.

Thursday, 17th March 2016, 4:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th March 2016, 5:37 pm
David McDonagh who gave the crowd a tune during the annual St. Patrick's Day Spring Carnival in Derry back in 2014. Picture Martin McKeown. 17.03.14

The PSNI have urged motorists to expect some level of disruption during the parade and festivities in Derry.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police officers and marshals will be on hand to direct traffic. We also encourage motorists to use designated car parks or parking areas to and keep parade routes clear.”

Wheelchair users and spectators with impaired mobility can access a special viewing platform located along Queen’s Quay, opposite the City Hotel. Anyone wishing to use the platform is advised to arrive in good time to access the area while space remains.

Quiet Room facilities will also be available all day at Harbour House.

Limited car parking at the rear of the Strand Road car park, overlooking the parade’s return along Queen’s Quay, will be available for vehicle bound persons to view the parade, but will be reserved for Blue Badge holders.

The Strand Road lane in front of the Council offices will be closed between 1pm and 4pm; while Foyle Embankment lane closure on the city bound approach to Water Street, will be operational from 1.50pm until around 3pm. Strand Road, Harbour Square, Queen’s Quay, Whittaker Street and the Foyle Embankment, between Water Street and the City Hotel, will be closed to traffic during the parade, between 2pm and 3pm.

Crowd movement over the Peace Bridge will be monitored.

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