Cape Town — The City of Cape Town has reminded motorists and those who work in the city centre to take heed of the road closures around Parliament today.
The roads have been closed to accommodate President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address and the Opening of Parliament at 7pm this evening.
“There will be road closures in the surrounding area, particularly the CBD. The road closures will affect the normal flow of traffic in and around the City Bowl and road users are asked to plan their routes accordingly,” said the city in a statement.
Traffic law enforcement officers will be deployed, and directional signage will also be erected.
The following roads will be closed from 5:45pm to 7pm:
Klipper Road, Newlands: from Main Road (M4) to Newlands Avenue
Princess Anne Avenue, Newlands: from Newlands Avenue to Union Avenue
Newlands Avenue, Newlands: from Dean Street to Princess Anne Avenue
Dean Street, Newlands, westbound: from Main Road (M4) to Newlands Avenue
M3, Union Avenue, Rhodes Drive, De Waal Drive, city-bound carriageway: from Newlands Avenue to city centre
Woolsack Drive, Rondebosch, westbound: between Main Road (M4) and Rhodes Drive (M3)
Anzio Road, Observatory: from Main Road (M4) to De Waal Drive (M3)
N2, Settlers Way city-bound carriageway: from Main Road (M4) to city centre
N2, Settlers Way city-bound carriageway at M5: (traffic will be diverted along Black River Parkway to the city).
Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2) city-bound: from Hospital Bend to Christiaan Barnard Street (including the Melbourne Road, Roodebloem Road and Searle Street onramps)
The following roads will be closed from 4pm to 8pm:
Nelson Mandela Boulevard: Strand Street off-ramp
Hertzog Boulevard in-bound: from Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht
Strand Street: from Russel Street to Adderley Street
Strand Street between Long and Adderley Streets
Adderley Street: from Hans Strijdom Avenue to Wale Street
Heerengracht: between Coen Steytler and Hans Strijdom Avenues
Wale Street in-bound: between Queen Victoria and Adderley Streets
Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Streets
Spin Street: between Plein Street and Parliament Streets
Parliament Street from the gates of Parliament to approximately 35m before Longmarket Street (excluding the parking garage situated in Parliament Street)
Plein Street between Roeland and Spin Streets
Closure of the Company’s Garden
Commercial Street from Buitenkant to Plein Streets.
The following roads are already closed and will remain so until tomorrow:
Plein Street: between Roeland and Spin Streets
Roeland Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Streets – deliveries to businesses or access to private dwellings will not be affected as provision will be made.
St John’s Road: between Plein and Vrede Streets
Commercial Street: to be closed at Plein Street and to become bi-directional from 6am until midnight
Buitenkant Street between Roeland and Mill Streets: Traffic will be diverted at Mill Street and access control will be in place (New location for Remote Search Park – Buitenkant Street between Roeland Street and Glynn Street)
The public are also warned of the security fencing which will line the route in the CBD. There will be guarded pedestrian crossing points during peak time on Adderley Street at Hans Strijdom, Waterkant and Castle Streets.
The Company’s Garden will be closed on Thursday 10 February from 16:00 to 20:00.
The city has arranged that the MyCiti bus service will continue to run throughout the day.
At the Civic Centre station, buses will arrive at and depart from the north side of the station (Hertzog Boulevard out-bound). Passengers and pedestrians will not be permitted to use Hertzog Boulevard in-bound sidewalks on Thursday between 4pm and 8pm.
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