PSNI release parade route detailing road closures

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The PSNI have released a parade route with approximate timings ahead of the Lundy Day Parade, which takes place Saturday December 3, which includes specific details on when to expect road closures.

The outline has revealed that from 11.30am, 29 bands are set to depart Duke Street, Craigavon Bridge, Carlisle Road, Hawkin Street, London Street, Bishop Street, and Society Street.

Therefore the PSNI has warned that Carlisle Road and City bound top deck will be closed for approximately 40 minutes.

From 1.15pm, 30 bands will leave Society Street, Bishop Street, The Diamond, Ferryquay Street, Carlisle Road, Carlisle Square, Wapping lane, Kennedy Place, Hawkin Street, London Street into the cathedral.

The Diamond, Carlisle Road, and the Top Deck will be closed at this time for approximately 40 minutes.

Later in the day, at 3pm, 30 bands will form up on Bishop Street, then London Street, Kennedy Place, Wapping Lane, Carlisle Road, Ferryquay Street, The Diamond, Bishop Street for the burning of the effigy.

The top deck and city centre area will be closed for approximately 45-60 minutes. However when the parade is in Bishop Street for the burning, traffic will be allowed to flow elsewhere in the city centre.

Finally, at 4.45pm the parade will return to Duke Street via London Street, Kennedy Place, Wapping Lane Top Deck Craigavon Bridge and Duke Street.

During this time, Top deck and Duke Street will be closed for a short time.

The police said: “We are grateful for the patience and understanding of those attending the parade, local residents, and local business owners and staff.

“As always we work in partnership with the parade organisers and marshals to ensure minimum disruption to those going about their daily routine.”