T175 Road Closures

This page is from 2015 and has been archived.
Please be aware that the information may be out of date.

Liverpool’s waterfront will once again be the focus for the finale event for One Magnificent City.  On the 4 and 5 of July 2015, Transatlantic 175 will commemorate 175 years of cruise passenger travel across the Atlantic with a weekend of cultural events that span Liverpool’s waterfront and historic docks. The city will become a creative culture clash between the home-grown music, fashion, art, design, food and film of the 19th, 20th and 21st century influences that have travelled across the pond from the ports of Halifax Nova Scotia, Boston and New York since Samuel Cunard’s first crossing on 4 July, 1840.

The events will take place at the Albert Dock, Pier Head, Mann Island and Princes Parade.

To enable the build, event and de-rig to take place safely we have had to implement the following road closures:

Monday 29 June – Friday 3 July & Monday 6 July

Closure of Canada Boulevard between St Nicholas Place and Water Street to accommodate the safe movement of event vehicles.  This will only be put in as and when required during these dates.

Saturday 4 July – Visit of QM2

Princes Parade has a contingency plan to turn the road into a one way system and/or a full road closure should the safety of the public be compromised due to crowd/vehicle numbers during the ship’s visit.  The one way system will result in all vehicles having to enter Princes Parade via Bath Street.  The Taxi rank and Isle of Mann Steam Packet operations are not affected by these closures.

Saturday 4 July & Sunday 5 July  – 10am – 6pm

Albert Dock (Salthouse Gate entrance) will  be closed on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July to accommodate the Vintage on the Dock Festival.  Exit and entry will be via Gower Street. Delays will be likely on Sunday 5 July from around 2.30pm – 4.00pm to accommodate the movement of the Classic Car Cavalcade.  Please note that the exit and entry at Gower Street will remain open during these times.

Saturday 4 July – Pier Head – 10am – 12 midnight

Pier Head, Canada Boulevard, Water Street, Brunswick Street and St Nicolas Place will be closed from 10am – 12 midnight. Pay and display bays will be suspended in Brunswick Street and Water Street on Friday 3 July at 6pm to accommodate the arrival of the additional toilets.


Sunday 5 July – Pier Head/Mann Island – 7am – 8pm

Pier Head, Mann Island, Canada Boulevard, Water St, Brunswick St and St Nicolas Place will be closed from 7am – 8pm to accommodate the arrival and movement of the classic car cavalcade. Access will be maintained for Mann Island residents during this time but are advised to enter via Brunswick Street. Please note exiting and entering the Mann Island building may be delayed between 1.30pm and 3.00pm due to the classic car cavalcade starting and finishing in this area.


Mersey Ferry Terminal / Matou – Pedestrian access will be maintained.

Crown Plaza / IOM Steampacket – Access will be maintained via St Nicholas Place.

Taxi’s (St Nicholas Place) – Will remain open all weekend.


Liver Building – Access to car parks will be maintained for regular permit holders but access will be through the road closure, please have your building access pass available in your car.  Please note on Saturday 4 July between 4pm and 8pm part of the event will mean queuing lots of people up on St Nicholas Place.  Extra vigilance is required as you access the car park.

Cunard Building – There is no access over the weekend to Cunard Building car park.

Port of Liverpool Building – Mann Island will remain open on Saturday 4 July.  Mann Island will be closed on Sunday 5 July.