Great George, Sydney, Richmond among streets closed Monday and Tuesday for Royal Tour

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City of Charlottetown anounces street closures and parking restrictions to be put in place for Prince Charles and Camilla's visit to P.E.I.

A crowd gathered early in front of Province house in Charlottetown, awaiting the arrival of Prince William and Kate in 2011. Street closures have been announced for the 2014 Royal Tour in Charlottetown, where Islanders will welcome William's father and step-mother, Prince Charles and Camilla.

The City of Charlottetown has finalized its list of street closures and parking restrictions for the Royal Tour with Their Royal Highnesses Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Beginning Monday, May 19 at 5 a.m. until Tuesday, May 20 at 1 p.m., the following streets will be closed to vehicles:

• Great George Street will be closed from Richmond Street to Sydney Street.

• Sydney Street will be closed from Great George Street to Queen Street.

• Richmond Street will be closed from Queen Street to Prince Street.

Additionally, the intersection of Cumberland and Kent street will be closed temporarily on May 20 from 11:55 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Parking will be restricted as follows on Monday from 5 a.m. until Tuesday at 1 p.m.:

• Great George Street will have parking restrictions from Richmond Street to Sydney Street.

• Richmond Street will have parking restrictions from Queen Street to Prince Street.

• Terry Fox Drive will have parking restrictions on the east side (behind the provincial buildings).

On Tuesday, the following parking restrictions will be in place from 5 a.m. until 1 p.m.:

• Maypoint Road will have restricted parking near the Prince Edward Home;

• Kent Street will have parking restrictions from Cumberland to Edward Street;

• Grafton Street will have three parking spaces on the south side near the War Memorial restricted, along with the Grafton Street north side spaces east of Cumberland.

Vehicles parked on these streets between May 19 at 5 a.m. and Tuesday, May 20 at 1 p.m. may be subject to towing with the exception of residential parking. These streets will remain accessible to pedestrian traffic.

In advance of the street closures, temporary no parking areas and barricades will be set up. Drivers are asked to be aware of temporary signage as it may identify a no parking area and vehicles may be subject to towing.

Organizations: Royal Tour

Geographic location: Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Great George Street Sydney Street Queen Street Prince Street Kent Street P.E.I. Grafton Street Cumberland Street Maypoint Road Edward Street

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  • CFA
    May 17, 2014 - 07:39

    Not complaining, but when I moved here 14 years ago, there were no street closures, nor was there any money spent on cleaning up and making things presentable... Just sayin'. Why is there such a fuss being made? They serve less purpose to us than our municipal and provincial politicians. I believe that's saying something....

    • islander
      May 20, 2014 - 11:22

      The only time things get done around PEI is when we have a Royal Visit. I remember in 1973 when the Queen visited they paved every single road that she was driven on. The Brackley Point Rd from the old airport terminal to downtown saw the first new asphalt since it was originally paved in the the 1950s. They provide a high profile for a province with limited financial means. They wouldn't visit here otherwise (if we weren't a province). Between elections and Royal Visits, it's the only way some public works get done as it forces our politicians to write the cheques.

  • Lords and Serfs
    May 16, 2014 - 15:00

    I had already been scheduled to watch paint dry that day. And now this gets dropped on my lap! What to do, what to do?

    • Doug
      May 16, 2014 - 16:45

      Watch paint drying, its more exciting than a pair of adulterers..

  • don
    May 16, 2014 - 11:37

    what a waste of money. ghiz could use that money for our schools but getting his picture with a want to be king is more important then our kids.