Cape Town road closures for SONA

2014-02-12 07:00
Cape Town - Several roads will be closed in Cape Town's CBD for the State of the Nation address and Opening of Parliament which will take place on Thursday, 13 February.  

In addition, a rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, with various roads being closed and parking restricted.  

City-bound traffic on the N2 will be unable to use Nelson Mandela Blvd or De Waal Drive between 17:45 and 19:00 and are advised to use alternative routes, including the N1 via Vanguard Drive or the M5 from the N2. Southern Suburbs-bound traffic from the N2 will be able to use the M3 southbound.

MyCiti bus services will also be affected by the road closures, with certain services being rerouted.

Here is a full list of affected roads:  

Closures for Wednesday, 12 February from 17:00 - 22:00 (Rehearsal)  

- Hertzog Boulevard inbound: from Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht  
- Nelson Mandela Boulevard: Strand Street off-ramp
- Strand Street inbound: from Russel Street to Adderley Street
- Adderley Street: from Hans Strijdom Avenue to Wale Street
- Heerengracht: between Walter Sisulu and Hans Strijdom Avenues
- Wale Street: between Queen Victoria and Adderley Street
- Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Streets
- Spin Street: between Corporation and Parliament Street
- Parliament Street: between Parliament and Longmarket Street  

Road Closures for Thursday 13th February 2013  

17:45 to 19:00 (Temporary Closure ±35 minutes)  

- Klipper Road: from Main Road (M4) to Newlands Avenue
- Princess Anne Avenue: from Newlands Avenue to Union Avenue
- Newlands Avenue: from Dean Street to Princess Anne Avenue
- Dean Street 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, westbound: between Main Road (M4) and Rhodes Drive (M3)
- Anzio Road: from Main Road (M4) to De Waal Drive (M3)
- N2, Settlers Way City-bound carriageway: from Main Road (M4) to city centre
- Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2) City-bound: from Hospital Bend to Christiaan Barnard (including the Melbourne Road, Roodebloem Road and Searle Street on-ramps)  

16:00 to 20:00

- Nelson Mandela Boulevard: Strand Street off-ramp
- Hertzog Boulevard inbound: from Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht
-  Strand Street: from Russel Street to Adderley Street
- Strand Street between Long and Adderley Street
- Adderley Street: from Hans Strijdom Avenue to Wale Street
- Heerengracht: between Walter Sisulu and Hans Strijdom Avenues
- Wale Street: between Queen Victoria and Adderley Street
- Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Street
- Spin Street: between Corporation and Parliament Street
-  Parliament Street from the gates of Parliament to Long market Street
- Commercial Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Street
- Plein Street: between Roeland and Spin Street  

17:00 (13 February 2014) to 01:00 (14 February 2014)  

- Walter Sisulu Avenue from Lower Long Street to Heerengracht – outbound
-  Heerengracht from Walter Sisulu Avenue to Table Bay Boulevard
- Lower Long Street from Walter Sisulu Avenue to Table Bay Boulevard – inbound (CTICC)
- Roads around CTICC  

11:00 to 22:00  

- Plein Street: between Roeland and Barrack Street
- Government Avenue
- Gallery Lane
-  Bouquet Street
-  St John’s Road: between Plein and Vrede Street
- Commercial Street becomes bi-directional  

19:00 to 22:00

-  Adderley Street: from Wale Street to Table Bay Boulevard
- Hans Strijdom Avenue: from Adderley Street to Lower Long Street
-  Lower Long Street: from Hans Strijdom to Walter Sisulu Avenues  

Parking restrictions from 00:00 on Wednesday, 12 February 2013 to 22:00 on Thursday, 13 February 2013:  

- Princess Anne Avenue
-  Church Square, corner of Spin and Parliament Street
- Roeland Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Street
-  Plein Street: between Roeland and Spin Street
-  Spin Street: between Parliament and Plein Street
- Parliament Street: between Longmarket and Bureau Street
- Hatfield and St John’s Streets: between Roeland and Orange Street
-  Adderley Street: between Wale Street and Hertzog Boulevard
- St Mary’s Cathedral Parking Area: between Bouquet and Roeland Street
- Gallery Lane
- Queen Victoria Street
-  Commercial Street
-  Hertzog Boulevard: from Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht
-  Hope Street: from Roeland to Vrede Streets
-  Roeland Street: from Buitenkant to De Villiers Streets  

MyCiti Bus routes  

All MyCiTi services that operate in the city bowl area will be diverted.  

The road closures that will affect the MyCiTi services are:  

- N2 inbound  
- Incoming lanes of Hertzog Boulevard between Christiaan Barnard Street and Heerengracht Street
- Heerengracht Street between Hans Strijdom Avenue and Walter Sisulu Avenue
- Adderley Street between Wale Street and Hans Strijdom Avenue
- Strand Street between Long Street and Russel Street  

MyCiTi buses will not be allowed to access the incoming lane along Hertzog Boulevard between 18:00 till the end of service. Services that make use of the pods along that side of Civic Centre Station will be relocated during this period.  

The T01 service from Table View will both drop off and pick up at Pod 3 instead of dropping off at Pod 2. It will be diverted onto Marine Drive from Paarden Eiland Road and will, therefore, not access Woodstock Station during the road closure period.

The 102 service to Salt River and the 103 service to Oranjezicht will be relocated from Pod 6 to Pod 11.  

The T01 service towards Table View
will however not be affected by the road closure and operate as normal.  

Complete road closures will take place from 18:00 to 22:00. MyCiTi buses will not be allowed to access the dedicated red lane along the closed roads and all Civic Centre Station pods along the incoming side of Hertzog Boulevard will be closed during this period.

Routes A01, T01 and all existing inner city routes (except Route 113) will be diverted from 18:00 till end of service.

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