Roads Closed in Central Manchester for Gay Pride
Posted on August 22, 2008
Filed Under Gay News Blog
In total, eleven areas surrounding the Gay Village will be closed from 6am on Friday August 22 until 7am Tuesday August 26.
These include parts, or all, of Abingdon Street, Silver Street, Hart Street, Major Street, Bloom Street, Richmond Street, Canal Street, Brazil Street, Chorlton Street and Sackville Street.
The Manchester Pride Parade starts at 2pm on Saturday from Liverpool Road and will follow the same route as last year.
A number of roads will also be closed from 1.30pm until 6pm to allow the parade to pass by.
But Liverpool Road will be closed from the earlier time of 6am to allow the event organisers to formulate the running order of the entrants as they arrive and put the finishing touches to their floats.
In total, nine roads are closed along the parade route. These include: Deansgate, from Liverpool Road to St Ann’s Street, which is itself will be closed as far as Cross Street.
“We’re really excited about this year’s event especially as it’s the 18th birthday,” said festival manager Jackie Crozier.
“The road closures will ensure that the event operates safely and securely so that fun is had by all.
“It’s also really important that the roads are closed for the parade. This will allow thousands of people to enjoy the spectacle of Pride and join in the celebrations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life. The roads being closed will re-open as soon as possible to ensure only the minimum disruption.”
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