Tour operators and vehicles passing Strawberry Field will be unable to stop outside the iconic red gates as work gets underway for a brand new lay-by.
For 12 weeks, starting from the beginning of February 2019, vehicles will be stopped from pulling up outside the gates, meaning fans will be unable to get out and have their photographs taken in front of the world-famous site.
The new lay-by being built is part of the re-development of the Strawberry Field site, which will open to the public for the first time later this year.
Whilst vehicles are unable to stop any Pedestrians can still walk to the gates for photographs and selfies during this time.
Major Kathleen Versfeld, Mission Director for Strawberry Field, said:
“We are delighted to report that we are on schedule for a Summer opening of the redeveloped Strawberry Field site to welcome visitors for the first time beyond the gates.”
As the build has progressed, we are now at the next stage of completing our obligations as part of the planning process by creating a new lay-by. This vital stage of our works will mean that vehicles will be unable to stop at the gates for 12 weeks, pedestrians however can still walk to the iconic red gates for a photograph, we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience during these winter months and to thank you in advance for your patience as we complete this development.”
Tour and coach operators are being asked to inform all customers and clients, ahead of their tours, that there will be no stopping outside Strawberry Field during this time.
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