Liverpool’s giant event is just around the corner and with hundreds of thousands expected to see the spectacle, here’s the essential guide to getting to see the show.
There will be a large number of road closures from Friday 25 – Sunday 27 July and so the team behind the event recommend public transport as the best way to get around the city.
All details can be found at www.giantspectacular.com/travel which includes advising people to download the special Memories of August 1914 public transport leaflet from http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/. Or, if anyone wants to speak to someone for advice, call Traveline Merseyside on 0151 236 7676.
There will be a shuttle bus service between Princes Parade and Clarence Dock running between 4.00pm and 9.00pm on Saturday 26 July at a cost of £1 per journey per adult or 50p per child.
The Giants’ website also gives details of the Giant Family ticket offer from Arriva and advice on travelling by train or coach.
The Queensway (Birkenhead) Tunnel will be closed at the following times:
10pm Thursday 24 until midday Friday 25 July
9.30pm Friday 25 until 1am Saturday 26 July.
10.30am Saturday 26 until 1am Sunday 27 July.
Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel will remain open, but it is expected to be busy, particularly through the Friday morning peak period. So please allow extra time for your journey.
A full list of the road closures is below, but it should be noted that the times of the closures are approximate and may be subject to change during the event.
It cannot be guaranteed that the roads will re-open exactly at the times specified, however the City Council will endeavour to re-open as many roads as possible when it is safe to do so.
Where possible, rolling road blocks will also be used to minimise disruption.
|Fri 25th July||Sat 26th July||Sun 27th July|
|Bath Street||12:00 – 14:15||17:30 – 19:45||08:00 – 13:00|
|Bedford Street South||16:30 – 19:00||No Closure||No Closure|
|Berry Street (Chinese Arch)||12:15 – 18:30||No Closure||No Closure|
|Brownlow Hill||16:15 – 19:00||No Closure||No Closure|
|Camden St||10:00 – 13:30||11:45 – 14:00||No Closure|
|Canada Boulevard||12:00 – 14:15||17:00 – 19:30||08:00 – 13:00|
|Canning Dock||12:00 – 14:15||16:30 – 19:00||08:00 – 13:00|
|Canning Street||16:30 – 19:00||No Closure||No Closure|
|Castle Street||11:30 – 13:45||16:30 – 18:45||No Closure|
|Chatham Place||17:15 – 19:30||No Closure||No Closure|
|Clarence Dock||No Closure||18:15 – 00:00||08:00 – 13:00|
|Commutation row||10:00 – 13:30||11:45 – 14:00||No Closure|
|Crosshall Street||11:00 – 13:30||16:00 – 18:00||No Closure|
|Dale Street||11:30 – 13:45||16:00 – 18:30||No Closure|
|Durning Road||17:30 – 19:45||No Closure||No Closure|
|Elliot Street||11:30 – 13:30 & 16:00 – 18:15||No Closure||No Closure|
|Erskine Street||17:00 – 19:15||10:45 – 13:30||No Closure|
|Falkner Square||16:45 – 19:00||No Closure||No Closure|
|Hood Street||10:15 – 12:30||15:45 – 18:00||No Closure|
|Gardners Drive||18:00 – 20:45||09:15 – 11:30||No Closure|
|Goree/Georges Dock Gates||12:00 – 14:15||17:15 – 19:30||08:00 – 13:00|
|Gower Street||12:15 – 17:45||16:30 – 19:00||08:00 – 13:00|
|Great Charlotte Street||11:30 – 13:30 & 16:00 – 18:15||No Closure||No Closure|
|Grinfield Street||17:15 – 19:30||No Closure||No Closure|
|Grove Street||17:00 – 19:15||No Closure||No Closure|
|Hanover Street||11:00 – 13:30 & 15:45 – 18:00||16:15 – 18:30||No Closure|
|Harbord Street||17:15 – 19:30||No Closure||No Closure|
|Holt Road||17:45 – 19:45||No Closure||No Closure|
|Islington||No closure||11:15 – 14:00||No Closure|
|James Street||12:00 – 14:15||16:45 – 19:15||08:00 – 13:00|
|Judges Drive||18:00 – 20:45||09:15 – 11:30||No Closure|
|Kensington||17:00 – 20:30||09:45 – 12:45||No Closure|
|Lime Street||10:00 – 13:30 & 16:00 – 18:15||12:00 – 14:15 & 15:45 – 18:00||No Closure|
|Liver Street||15:45 – 18:00||16:15 – 18:30||08:00 – 13:00|
|Lord Street||11:15 – 13:30||16:00 – 18:15||No Closure|
|Low Hill||17:00 – 19:15||10:45 – 13:30||No Closure|
|Mann Island||12:00 – 14:15||16:45 – 19:15||08:00 – 13:00|
|Minshull Street||17:00 – 19:00||No Closure||No Closure|
|Mount Pleasant||16:15 – 19:00||No Closure||No Closure|
|New Quay||12:00 – 14:15||17:30 – 19:45||08:00 – 13:00|
|Newsham Park||18:15 – 00:00||00:00 – 11:15||No Closure|
|North John Street||11:15 – 13:30||No Closure||No Closure|
|Old Haymarket||10:00 – 13:15||12:00 – 14:00 & 15:45 – 17:45||No Closure|
|Orphan Drive||18:00 – 20:45||09:15 – 11:30||No Closure|
|Oxford Street||17:00 – 19:15||No Closure||No Closure|
|Paddington||17:00 – 19:00||No Closure||No Closure|
|Paradise Street||11:00 – 13:00 & 15:45 – 18:00||16:00 – 18:30||No Closure|
|Queensway Tunnel (9pm Thurs)||00:00 – 13:00 & 21:30 – 00:00||00:00 – 01:00 & 12:00 – 00:00||00:00 – 01:00|
|Ranelagh Place||11:00 – 14:00 & 15:45 – 18:15||No Closure||No Closure|
|Ranelagh Street||11:00 – 14:00 & 15:45 – 18:15||No Closure||No Closure|
|Regent Road||No Closure||18:00 – 20:15||08:00 – 13:00|
|Renshaw Street||12:00 – 14:00||No Closure||No Closure|
|Roe Street||10:15 – 12:30||15:45 – 18:00||No Closure|
|Salthouse Dock||12:00 – 14:15||16:30 – 19:00||08:00 – 13:00|
|Sheil Road||17:45 – 20:30||09:30 – 12:00||No Closure|
|St George’s Hall Plateau||00:00 – 12:45||12:15 – 17:45||No Closure|
|St George’s Place||10:00 – 12:00||12:00 – 14:00 & 15:45 – 18:00||No Closure|
|St John’s Lane||10:00 – 12:00||12:00 -14:00||No Closure|
|St Luke’s Place||12:00 – 14:00||No Closure||No Closure|
|Strand Street||12:00 – 14:15||16:30 – 19:00||08:00 – 13:00|
|The Strand||12:00 – 14:15||16:30 – 19:00||08:00 – 13:00|
|Upper Duke Street||16:00 – 18:30||No Closure||No Closure|
|Victoria Street||11:00 – 13:30||15:45 – 18:00||No Closure|
|Wapping||12:00 – 14:15 & 15:45 – 17:45||16:30 – 19:00||08:00 – 13:00|
|Water Street||11:45 – 14:00||17:15 – 19:30||08:00 – 13:00|
|Waterloo Road||No Closure||17:45 – 20:15||08:00 – 13:00|
|Whitechapel||10:30 – 12:45||16:00 – 18:15||No Closure|
|William Brown Street||10.00 – 13:00||11:45 – 14:00||No Closure|
Andy Barr, the city council’s Highways Manager, said: “This is the biggest event the city has ever staged, and this means that people may have to make changes to the way in which they go about their business over the three days.
“We have carried out a huge amount of work over the last few months to get out and visit people living in the affected areas to let them know how it will impact on them.
“We have done our very best to minimise the impact that it has, but when you have three giants roaming the city it is inevitable that there will be a certain amount of disruption.
“It also presents an opportunity for businesses such as bars and cafes, and we have had discussions with them about how they can take advantage of the large crowds that will gather.
“We strongly advise people coming into the city centre to use public transport rather than their car.”
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- There will be no access between Runcorn and Junction 12 of the M56 from 10pm on Saturday 26 July and 5am on Monday 28 July due to a closure of the north roundabout at Junction 12.Drivers traveling between the M56 and Runcorn will be signposted and diverted to use Junction 11 for Daresbury and directed along Chester Road and the Southern Expressway. Diversion signs will also be in place for drivers seeking to travel from Runcorn to the M56.Both the eastbound entry and exit slip roads at Junction 12 on the M56 will be closed completely during this time, with all traffic diverted via Junction 11. The work is being done at this time to keep disruption to a minimum.At Junction 12, the only access available on to the M56 will be for the westbound traffic from the southern Clifton roundabout (south of the junction).The westbound exit slip road will also be open but there will be no access to Runcorn from this junction, so traffic will be diverted via Junction 11.
What is the date of the event?
The event takes place from Wednesday 23rd July – until Sunday 27th July, 2014. Although the Giants will start their walk around the city from Friday 25th July until 27th July, 2014,
What roads will be affected?
The event will cover approximately 20 miles of the City’s highways there may be some disruption or restriction to your usual means of access to your premises. We will try our best to maintain access and re-open roads as quickly as possible. However, this will be dependent upon the numbers of people viewing the event as safety will always be our priority. However, please note that these are only approximate and may be subject to change during the event. There is no guarantee that the roads will re-open exactly at the times specified, however the City Council will endeavour to re-open as many roads as possible when it is safe to do so in order to minimise the disruption to residents, businesses and road users.
How long will they be closed for?
We will try our best to maintain access and re-open roads as quickly as possible. However, this will be dependent upon the numbers of people viewing the event as safety will always be our priority.
While the giants rest during the day, roads will remain closed for considerably longer. This will affect the Waterfront (all three days), Chinese Arch area (Friday), Lime Street and Old Haymarket (Friday and Saturday).
Will there be a signed diversion?
With the major closures there will be a signed diversion. There will be no signed diversions when roads are closed as the ‘Giants’ move along the route.
Will there be access for emergency services?
There will be emergency access for all blue light services along all routes at all times.
What do I need if I need access for visitors or deliveries?
Unfortunately if it is not an emergency access will not be permitted while the event is in in your area. There may be some disruption or restriction to your usual means of access and egress to your premises. We will try our best to maintain access and re-open roads as quickly as possible. Plan early and arrange for deliveries on another day and ensure that visitors arrive in time before road closures go in.