Road closures confirmed for the royal wedding

Published: Monday, 16th April 2018

Residents, businesses and visitors are being given a month to plan ahead as the Royal Borough announces planned road closures ahead of the royal wedding.

Windsor town centre is expected to be extremely busy on the day as the town welcomes visitors and well-wishers from across the world to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle.

To accommodate the large number of expected visitors there will be a series of road closures on Friday 18 May and Saturday 19 May.

The roads will remain closed until Saturday evening and a final decision will be made as to what time the roads can reopen on the day. Residents living inside the road closure area will be permitted to leave during the closures but only emergency services vehicles will be allowed to enter.

There will be one set of road closures from 10pm on Friday 18 May along the procession route:

•    Castle Hill
•    High Street
•    Sheet Street
•    Kings Road
•    Park Street
•    St Albans Street
•    Market Street
•    Queen Charlotte Street
•    Thames Street
•    River Street
•    Brook Street
•    Windsor Greys Roundabout A308
•    Albert Road A308

There will be a number of additional closures from 6am on Saturday 19 May:

•    Maidenhead Road
•    Clarence Road
•    Alma Road
•    St Leonards Road
•    Frances Road 
•    Barry Avenue
•    Datchet Road

To see a map of the planned closures and diversion routes see:

Cllr Phill Bicknell, cabinet member for highways, transport and Windsor, said: “We look forward to welcoming the world to Windsor on 19 May as we celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

“Our preparations are well underway to make this a joyful occasion for all involved and as part of this we are working closely with Thames Valley Police to manage access to the town centre appropriately.

“To ensure everyone’s safety on the day of the royal wedding we will be closing the roads into Windsor town centre to allow the safe movement of visitors and residents on what we expect to be an extremely busy day in town.

“Rail operators will be putting on extra trains and there will be pre-booked park and walk and park and float sites outside the road closures with thousands of spaces available for visitors.

“We want to give residents and businesses advance warning so they can start to plan ahead and will be writing to those who live and work around the procession route with further details.

“However visitors are planning to join us in Windsor for the royal wedding, be it driving to pre-booked parking or by public transport, we encourage them to plan their routes early and check whether there are any changes to route or service they plan to use on the day.”
Thames Valley Police and the Royal Borough will be offering residents and businesses a chance to ask questions about preparations for the wedding and how they may affect them.

The first of two online question and answer sessions is for businesses and will take place at 7pm on Thursday 19 April.

A second session will take place on Thursday 3 May when residents will have a chance to find out more.

These sessions are held in the style of online web chats meaning you can log in from the comfort of your own home. All questions can be submitted anonymously. If you want to take part, you simply need to click here at 7pm.

The council has 6,000 pre-book car parking spaces available at the Review Ground off the Long Walk and access to this car park will be unaffected by the road closures.

To reserve a space please see here.

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