Cape Town road closures

2012-02-07 15:11

Cape Town - Roads will be closed for the State of the Nation address and opening of Parliament on Thursday February 9 2012 at 19:00, and for the rehearsals on the evenings of Tuesday February 7 and Wednesday February 8.

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.

Traffic officers will be deployed, and directional signage will also be erected.

Road closures on Thursday February 9:

From 17:45 to 19:00
- 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)

From 16:00 to 20:00

- 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
- Commercial Street from Buitenkant to Plein Streets
- The Company’s Garden will also be closed.

From 06:00 on February 9 to 01:00 on February 10:

- 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.
- Government Avenue
- Gallery Lane
- St John's Road: between Plein and Vrede Streets
- Commercial Street: to be closed at Plein Street and to become bi-directional from 06:OO until 23:59
- Bouquet Street
- 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)

Parking restrictions

These will be in place from midnight on Wednesday February 8 to 22:00 on Thursday February 9 or 01:00 on Friday February 10:
- Princess Anne Avenue, Newlands
- Church Square, corner of Spin and Parliament Streets
- Roeland Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Streets
- Plein Street: between Roeland and Spin Streets
- Spin Street: between Parliament and Plein Streets
- Parliament Street: between Longmarket and Bureau Streets
- Hatfield and St John's Streets: between Roeland and Orange Streets
- Adderley Street: between Wale Street and Hertzog Boulevard
- St Mary's Cathedral Parking Area: between Bouquet and Roeland Streets
- Gallery Lane
- Commercial Street between Plein and Buitenkant Streets
- Hertzog Boulevard: From Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht
- Hope Street between Roeland and Bouquet Streets

Additional closures

The following roads will be closed from 17:00 to 23:59 on February 7 and 8 for rehearsals:

- Hertzog Boulevard incoming: from Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht
- Strand Street off ramp from Nelson Mandela Boulevard
- Strand Street incoming: from Russel Street to Adderley Street
- Strand Street between Long Street and Adderley Street (eastbound) – (Traffic diverted into Long Street)
- Adderley Street: from Hans Strijdom Avenue to Wale Street
- Heerengracht: between Coen Steytler and Hans Strijdom Avenues
- Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Streets
- Spin Street: between Corporation and Parliament Street

Additional controlled roads and closures

Security fencing 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 February 10 from 16:00 to 20:00.

Suggested alternative routes

Road users are advised to use the following alternative routes to/from the CBD during the event:
- M5, Black River Parkway, then onto the N1, Table Bay Boulevard 
- M4, Main Road, onto Victoria Road up to the Good Hope Centre. Thereafter left onto Tennant Road or right onto Christiaan Barnard Street to circle the outer CBD.

Outer CBD Circle Road:
Use the following ring route to/from the area of the CBD affecting you:
- Christiaan Barnard Street
- Table Bay Boulevard
- Buitengragt
- Buitensingel Street
- Orange Street
- Jutland Avenue
- Upper Roeland Street/Brandweer Street
- Tennant Street

MyCiTi bus service

The MyCiti bus service will continue to run throughout this period. 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 February 9 between 16:00 and 20:00.

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Send us your stories and photos of the event

  • Ruan - 2012-02-07 18:58

    Time to seal off the borders of the Western Cape and declare it a Republic of its own and build a berlin type wall and kick our all undesirables and illegals,koeberg is enough to supply us with power and we have one of the largest narutal water catchments in the world and tourism will flourish with the biggest game farms and golf courses,we already support the rest of the countries provinces from our tourism infastructure.Autonomy NOW..... ps,,,for all you racists,the Republic of the Western Cape would be for all who want to make a country work no matter what colour you are.

      Stan - 2012-02-08 08:15

      bwahahahahahahah!!! luna!

  • Anna - 2012-02-08 12:51

    It would make life so much easier if you or theTraffic Department could have provided us poor drivers WITH A MAP showing the closures. Please!

  • Comrade - 2012-02-08 12:54


      Klipkop - 2012-02-08 15:48

      Yup its more a fashion show than anything else.

  • keith.staniford - 2012-02-08 21:18

    No need for a State of the nation address. One sentence covers it aptly. "The Nation is F..ked"

      renzvanmol - 2012-02-09 10:54

      What ar u still doing here?

  • Honey - 2012-02-09 11:14

    What a waste of time!! Why dont they take all that money (spending on themeselves) and give it to the poor!!! Look around, there are many!!!

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