About 2,000 guests – likely to include members of the Royal Family – are expected to attend a memorial service at Chester Cathedral on Monday, November 28 to commemorate the life of the sixth Duke of Westminster.
Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor died aged 64 on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 9, after suffering a heart attack while visiting his shooting estate in rural Lancashire.
From 6pm on Sunday (November 27) closures will affect the whole or sections of Northgate Street, St Werburgh Street, Eastgate Street, Foregate Street and St John Street for up to 24 hours.
Other road closures, from 7am on the day itself (Monday, November 28), will affect Bridge Street, Watergate Street, Northgate Street from Canal Street to Princess Street and Hunter Street for up to 11 hours.
The footpath on the City Walls between Bell Tower Walk and the steps down to Frodsham Court will also be closed from 6am on the day for a maximum 12 hours.
Parking will be suspended on the following lengths of road from 3pm on Sunday, November 27, for a maximum 27 hours:
■ St Werburgh Street, full length,
■ Eastgate Street from St Werburgh Street to Foregate Stree
■ Lower Bridge Street from Duke Street to Old Dee Bridge
■ City Road (east side) from Station Road to Queens Road
■ Station Road (north east side) from its south-easterly end for a distance of 45 metres in a north-westerly direction
The briefing to councillors explained: “The council is part of the multi-agency group project team helping to ensure that the Memorial Service is successful and runs smoothly and safely. The council and Chester Bid Company are engaging closely with city centre businesses to try and mitigate any potential disruptions to the city on 28 November.
“Messages are going out to the general public via council’s websites and social media accounts, stating that it is business as usual on 28 November, though increased traffic around the city may be experienced. Where possible the public will be encouraged to use public transport and the city centre park and ride sites will be operating as normal.”
The service begins at 2pm.
For more details about the road closures, visit the council website .