Thousands are expected to turn out for the arrival of HMS Prince of Wales tomorrow.

The huge aircraft carriers will sail down the River Mersey and into Liverpool Cruise Terminal on her first visit to the city from Portmouth Naval Base.

The 65,000 tonne warship will also be open to the public to take a tour on board the vessel after nearly 13,000 tickets were given away.

The ship will be staying in port for a week until Friday, March 6 and a number of road closures will be in place during this time.

Here are the roads that will be closed to traffic, with all closures signed and staffed.

HMS Prince of Wales is coming to Liverpool

Canada Boulevard

Canada Boulevard will be closed between St Nicholas Place and Water Street from Thursday, February 27 until after the ship has sailed on Friday, March 6.

This closure will be extended on Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1 for the whole of Canada Boulevard from St Nicholas Place (Royal Liver Building) to Mann Island when the Naval Village is in operation.

Access will be maintained to the private car parking in St Nicholas Place (Royal Liver Building) from George's Dock Gates during these periods.

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The right turn from Georges Dock Gates into St Nicholas Place will be closed from Friday, February 28 until Friday, March 6.

A short diversion will be in place and traffic that needs to, will be able to access the area around the mast. This will include access to Crowne Plaza.

Princes Parade

Princes Parade will be closed between the entrance to the Cruise Liner Terminal Car Park to the junction with William Jessop Way, which includes the 'Elbow Road', between 7pm and 8pm on Thursday, February 27 until after the ship has sailed on Friday, March 6.

Access will be maintained for residents and businesses via William Jessop Way/Princes Parade Junction. However there will be a further 'hard closure' on Princes Parade in front of No 12 Princes Parade.

The car parks for the premises at No 8 and 10 Princes Parade will also be closed during this period. Alternative parking arrangements for vehicles that normally use these car parks will be made on the land at 'Plot 11' on Princes Parade.

Access to this car park will be to authorised vehicles only and passes can be obtained from Peel Building Management Offices.

Bath Street

During key times when the ship is arriving/departing and during this weekend, Bath Street will be closed. There will be a diversion in place for vehicles.

William Jessop Way

This road will remain open during the event. Access to the multi storey car park will be maintained at all times and in the event this becomes full signs will be placed to notify the public. A one-way system will operate with entrance via Bath Street roundabout and exit via the new road on to Bath Street going northbound.