Waterford will be the focus of Britain’s future king’s trip to Ireland today (Wednesday March 23).
According to Gardai, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will mainly spend March 23-25 between Waterford and Tipperary, with traffic restrictions to be expected.
Residents are advised to expect temporary rolling road closures, which will be put in place to facilitate safety escorts during travel.
The Lombard Street junction shopping center at the Catherine Street junction will close from around 4pm today with restricted access to Baileys New Street.
Parking will also be restricted in certain sections of the Clyde Wharf car park.
Tomorrow (Thursday March 24), Parade Quay will close from around 6am from the GPO roundabout to the Catherine Street junction.
The restrictions would be lifted around 2 p.m. that day.
Gardai says the royal visit will have a limited impact on other locations in Waterford City and wider County Waterford on the afternoon of March 24.
Access to Cahir Castle and the Rock of Cashel will be restricted today, while access to roads adjacent to the Rock of Cashel and the Brú Ború Heritage Center – including Ladyswell Street, Rock Lane, The Kiln, Old Dublin Road (R639) and Circular Road – will be restricted from 7am on March 25.
The restrictions are expected to be lifted around 2 p.m. that day.
Access to the general public to view the tour is “very limited” in all locations, according to Gardai, which also confirms detour routes will be in place if necessary.
Gardai asks members of the public to heed their advice and instructions, and allow more time for rides as localized delays are expected.