Memories of 1914

Travel advice for giant event

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.

Closures

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.

Roads Closed

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.”

To keep up with the latest news ‘like’ the Giant Spectacular page on Facebook, follow @giantspectacular on Twitter or visit http://www.giantspectacular.com/.

 

  • 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.

 

FAQs

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.

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