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FYI: Road closures for today’s Royal Visit

Here's a rundown on road closures for today's Royal Visit. (Queen not exactly as illustrated)


Police Anticipate Crowds During Royal Visit

Halifax Regional Police is prepared for this week’s visit by Her
Majesty, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. Along with road
closures and traffic interruptions due to motorcades, police are
expecting a large amount of pedestrian traffic, especially in the areas
where the Queen will be visiting.

Motorists are advised to expect delays especially in peninsular Halifax
and in the downtown area during her stay. Citizens attending events are
encouraged to take advantage of public transit as parking is limited.


Street closures and traffic restrictions can be expected in downtown Halifax at various times during the Royal Tour by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

The following measures, including restrictions on both bridges, will be in place from June 27 to June 30:

From June 27, noon to June 30, noon
— Bishop Street, restricted to residents only
— Barrington Street, sidewalk closed from Bishop Street to St. Matthew's Church, 1479 Barrington Street.
— Hollis Street, sidewalk closed from Corps of Commissioners building, 1472 Hollis Street to Bishop Street

June 28, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
— Sackville Street, closed to vehicle traffic from Brunswick Street to Bell Road, sidewalk closed from south side of Brunswick Street to South Park Street

June 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
— Bell Road, closed to vehicle traffic from South Park Street to Summer Street, sidewalk closed on Garrison Grounds side from South Park Street to Ahern Avenue.

June 29, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
— Lower Water Street, closed to vehicle traffic from Salter Street to Prince Street, sidewalk closed harbourside from Salter Street to Prince Street

Motorists and pedestrians can also expect temporary closures on the MacKay and MacDonald bridges, on June 29 and occasional traffic restrictions on the bridges from June 28 to June 30. Motorists should expect traffic delays for motorcades.

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