4 – 5 September 2014, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport   Wales will host the largest gathering of international leaders ever to take place in Britain as the UK hosts the NATO summit with leaders and senior ministers from around 60 countries.

Find out more about the NATO Summit Wales 2014  


 

What is the timeline for the fence line going up in Cardiff?


Due to the tight security required for this event, a fence line has to be put up to protect the buildings being used in Cardiff where world leaders will be meeting for working dinners.


This fence line has started to be built in Bute Park on August 7th, and will begin to be built on the A470/North Road during the night time of August 15th  to the 23rd, with the entire structure in place by August 24th. This will involve night time closures to allow the fence to be put up.

 

Schools


Read the latest schools closure information.   Affected parents and students will be notified directly by their school and information will also be available on your school’s website.    

 

Traffic and travel

 

The graphic below shows the lane restrictions that are in place around the venues in Cardiff that are being used for working dinners.

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From August 15th until September 12th, traffic restrictions with diversion routes will be in place due to a security fence being erected.

In summary, from the North, there will be a single lane inbound on North Road from junction with Column Road, onto Kingsway, Duke Street, Castle Street, across Castle Street Bridge and Cowbridge Road East to junction with Cathedral Road.

From the West, two lanes will be in place from the junction with Cathedral Road (narrowing to one lane to go through the outer cordon and widening out again), inbound along Cowbridge Road East, Castle Street Bridge, Castle Street, Kingsway onto North Road (narrowing to one lane to go through outer cordon) at the junction with Corbett Road. There are no right turns into Westgate Street, from Kingsway into Greyfriars Road and from Kingsway/North Road into Boulevard De Nantes.

From the East , the road narrows to one lane on Boulevard De Nantes, left turn is available but drivers are unable to make a right turn onto North Road. Drivers are advised that when approaching from the East and wanting to travel north they should turn right from Stuttgarter Strasse  onto Park Place  towards Colum Road. All vehicles exiting the Kingsway, Queen Street, St John Street, High Street, Womanby Street and Westgate Street will only be able to make a left turn.

The Council advise the public to use the park and ride facilities at Pentwyn and Leckwith, or public transport. Every effort is being made to minimise disruption as best as possible. If you have a planned appointment, we suggest you should allow additional time for your journey.

The Council has been working closely with bus operators to ensure they are able to cascade information down to their customers. Further information will be available via the Cardiff Bus website.

Significant traffic congestion and delays are expected to be limited to particular ‘pinchpoints’ during Thursday 4 and Friday 5 September as delegations arrive and depart the Celtic Manor Resort. There are no plans to close the M4.
   

 

Alternate route around the City Centre


‘The graphic shows the alternative route around the city centre. The road closures (shown in the red line) are for when the area is locked down by the Security Services during the dates/times of the event. And also for the night time road closures for when the fence is put up (complete by August 22nd). The blue line shows the alternate route around the city centre to avoid this area of congestion.

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Information for residents and businesses


Plans are in place to ensure that, as far as possible, people in Cardiff will be able to go about their normal business with minimal disruption.   For information about the opening of council offices and buildings you can also follow the council on Twitter.

 

The Outer Cordon Defense line in the City Centre


An outer cordon has been put up in various areas of the city to protect the NATO venues and is designed to restrict vehicle access when the area is ‘locked down’ by security services on September 4. These pedestrian and cycling gateways will allow those visiting the city centre access to premises between the fence line and the outer cordon while the security measures are in place. The police will be monitoring access through theses gateways during the ‘lock down’ period.

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The orange lines of the graphic above shows the pedestrian and cyclists access points in and around the city. The grey line shows where concrete barriers have been put in place to stop vehicle access to these areas. The green section represents the location that will be used by Security Services to carry out their job. While preparations are put in place by the Security Services the top end of Kind Edward V11 Avenue (green area) from Corbett Road to College Road will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists from September 2 until September 5.


Cardiff Council has been working with  businesses to ensure that deliveries can continue, with alternative routes proposed.


The fence line in Cardiff Bay

 

To be confirmed

 

 

 

When will the Royal College of Music and Drama, Bute Park and the Castle be closed to the public?


This will only be during the lock down when the events take place as the area will be sealed off by the Police. It is envisaged that this will be on September 4th from 2 am until 6 am on September 5th . During this short period there will be no access to these buildings.


What about deliveries to businesses?


Cardiff Council will be engaging with all businesses in this area from Monday August 11th . Deliveries will be unaffected and when necessary alternative routes will be suggested.


When will the fence line be taken down along the A470/North Road and how long will the traffic restrictions be in place?


Every effort will be made to take down the fence line as quickly as possible. The fence is scheduled to be removed along the highway by September 12. Certain traffic restrictions will be lifted after the events and clearly communicated to drivers but disruption to Boulevard de Nantes will continue until the fence line is removed from this area.


I cycle down the Taff Trail, will I be restricted?


Access to the Taff Trail will be unaffected until the lock down period between September 4th  and September 5th . When the restrictions are in place cyclists are advised to travel on the other side of the river through Sophia Gardens.


Due to the restrictions, what is the Council’s advice to those who travel by car in the city centre?


The Council advise the public to use the park and ride facilities at Pentwyn and Leckwith, or public transport. Every effort is being made to minimise disruption as best as possible. If you have a planned appointment, we suggest you should allow additional time for your journey.


Will my bus route be affected?


The Council has been working closely with bus operators to ensure they are able to cascade information down to their customers. Further information will be available via the Cardiff Bus website.

 

Download Gwent Police’s NATO Summit information leaflet (pdf)

 

Visiting Cardiff


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