Gardai issue travel and security advice to public for visit to Donegal by the Prince of Wales

Gardai issue travel and security advice to public for visit to Donegal by the Prince of Wales
By Staff Reporter editorial@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

An Garda Siochana have issued the following advice in relation to possible traffic delays and security restrictions to coincide with the visit to Donegal Town and Letterkenny of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday:

It is envisaged there will be some delays & traffic disruptions will occur in the areas where the visit is scheduled and the following advice has been issued.

Donegal Town:

Vehicular access not permitted to the Diamond Area of Donegal Town (Route Number N 56) from 8p.m on Tuesday Night 24th of May until 12.30pm on Wednesday 25th of May.

Pedestrian access will be allowed but persons will be subject to search and check.

Pedestrians are advised where possible avoid taking bags.

All business premises in the Diamond will be open and access is permitted.

Motorists are advised that invariably there will be some delays as a result of minor or temporary road closures to facilitate vehicle movement, and are asked for patience and co-operation.

Please allow extra time for your journey, if possible travel earlier that 10am or after 1pm.

Any vehicles parked in restricted areas will be towed away.

The Garda intention is minimum disruption to the general public and to facilitate any persons with special requests where possible.

Keep abreast of Radio News bulletins which will impart latest information.

Letterkenny:

There will be significant disruption to traffic on the Port Rd, Letterkenny.

No vehicular access (no through Traffic) from K.F.C to the Heiton Buckley Entrance from 12pm (Midday to 3p.m) on Wednesday 25th of May.

Pedestrian access will be permitted but will be subject to search.

There will be restricted access to the Ballyraine Road (rear of LYIT) Regional Road R 245 from 10am to 3.30pm.

Delays may be also experienced on the West Donegal access /egress route to Letterkenny (R 250) between 2pm and 4pm.

The Garda intention is minimum disruption to the general public and to facilitate any persons with special requests where possible.

General Advice:

1. Be aware of extra traffic density in and around Donegal Town and between Donegal Town (N 15 ) to Letterkenny through Ballybofey and onwards onto the (N 13)in to Letterkenny.

2. Allow extra time for your journey.

3. Persons with specific requests (health issues etc) make contact with Gardaí at Letterkenny on 91-67100.