Beachfront roads close for festive season

2013-12-31 00:00

VARIOUS roads around the Durban beachfront will remain closed until January 12, 2014, marking the end of the festive season.

The eThekwini Municipality has advised motorists to comply with information on road signs, as some roads are tow-away zones.

The following roads will be temporarily closed to enhance safety at the beachfront:

• Bell Street;

• South Beach Avenue;

• Hospital Road;

• Masonic Road;

• Shearer Road;

• Palmer Road; and

• Molyneux Road.

Parking area for buses and taxis

Buses and taxis should drop passengers and drive to the Drive Inn site to park. The parking arrangement has been done to ease traffic congestion along the Durban beaches, and ensure the safety of pedestrians and beach patrons.

Parking permits

Beachfront businesses and residents are urged to apply for vehicle entry permits. They should produce proof of residence and ownership of the vehicles. Emergency vehicles, municipal vehicles and metered taxis will not require permits.

One-day permits can be collected from the Metro Police headquarters at Archie Gumede Place throughout the festive season. Residents of the apartments along the beach should also get permits, which will allow them pass to and from their residences.

The permits are obtainable from the Metro Police station located at Boscombe Terrace (behind Southern Sun Garden Court Hotel). Motorists are urged to display their permits in the vehicles.

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