06:02AM, Monday 15 April 2013
Windsor is gearing up for a state visit by the President of the United Arab Emirates.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will welcome Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Tuesday, April 30 at a specially built pavilion in Datchet Road, Windsor.
This will be followed by the traditional carriage procession - along Datchet Road, Thames Street, High Street, Park Street and the Long Walk to Windsor Castle.
These roads will be closed on for rehearsal on Friday, April 26 from 8.45am to 3pm and on state visit day itself from 9.45am to 3pm.
Also closed will be: Castle Hill, Thames Avenue, Barry Avenue, River Street, Goswell Road, Farm Yard, B470 King Edward VII Avenue and B470 Windsor Road, Datchet.
To allow for troop movements there will be 'no waiting' in force from 6am to 2pm on April 26 and from 6am to 3pm on April 30 on parts of the A308 at Osborne Road and Frances Road.
The troop movements will also mean short closures at Albert Road, between the entrance to Shaw Farm and the Osborne Road junction; Kings Road between the Bolton Road and Osborne Road junctions; the entire length of Osborne Road; Alma Road between its junctions with Goslar Way and Osborne Road and St Leonard’s Road between the Bolton Road and Alma Road junctions.
Parking will be suspended in all the affected roads.
Most Royal Borough car parks will be open as usual, with the exception of River Street, Romney Lock and King Edward VII Avenue.
The procession route from Datchet Road to Windsor Castle is expected to be thronged with people.
There will be a special viewing area for the disabled and their carers at the King George V Memorial statue at the bottom of Thames Street.