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During our River of Light festival we do need to close a number of roads to accommodate the event, details on which, are detailed below. These road closures relate to the Liverpool waterfront only. The viewing areas for the River of Light fireworks event are Riverside Walkway, Pier Head, with secondary viewing at Kings Parade (by the Echo Arena and Convention Centre).

To enable the event to take place safely we have had to implement the following road closures on Sunday 3 November 2019.


Pier Head: 8.00am until 8.00pm

There will be a number of road closures including Canada Boulevard, Brunswick St, Water St and St Nicholas Place. Mann Island will be closed at its junction with Georges Dock Way. Access will remain throughout for residents and businesses based in the Mann Island development, as long as it is safe to do so.  Residents and businesses requiring vehicle access are asked to avoid arriving or leaving this area between the hours of 5.30pm and 7.30pm as long delays are likely.

Mann Island residents will be able to access the underground car park from Georges Dockway until 4.30pm, after this time they will need to access via James Street, if it is safe to do so.


The Strand/Goree/Strand Street: 5.00pm until 8.00pm

For the safe ingress and egress of public attending the event it will be necessary to close The Strand/Goree and Strand Street between Liver Street and Leeds Street from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.

In order to facilitate the above it will be necessary to place restrictions on the following roads:

Chapel Street – Water Street – Brunswick Street (City Side) and James Street.

Access will be maintained and signposted to Liverpool ONE Car Park and residents from James Street, as long as it is safe to do so.


Albert Dock/Gower Street: 5.00pm until 8.00pm

Albert Dock entrance and Gower Street, will be closed between the hours of 5.00pm – 8.00pm.  Gower Street will remain open until the car parks are full.  Access for businesses and residents will be maintained via Gower Street, as long as it is safe to do so. 


Kings Parade/Mariners Wharf/Marina/Yacht Club: 5.00pm – 8.00pm

For residents located on Kings Parade/Mariners Wharf, Marina and Yacht Club please use the diversion from Sefton St, Chaloner St, Queens Wharf, Half Tide Wharf, Kings Parade, Mariners Wharf.  Mariners Wharf is being used as an exit only. 


Princes Parade: 5.00pm until 8.00pm

Princes Parade will be closed from the junction of William Jessop Way up to St Nicholas Place.  Access for businesses and residents will be maintained as long as it is safe to do so.  William Jessop Way will remain open at all times.


Isle of Man Sailings

Vehicles requiring access to the Isle of Man Ferry will be signposted from both north and south of the City Centre to approach the Ferry check in area from Chapel Street.