Cape Town road closures for Eminem concert

2014-02-25 11:48

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Cape Town - Several roads will be closed in Cape Town's CBD for the Eminem Rapture Concert which will take place at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, 26 February.

Road closures:
- Fritz Sonnenberg Road (Stefan Road and McDonalds), full closure in both directions: 06:00 – 23:59
- Fritz Sonnenberg Road(Portswood Road and Granger Bay Boulevard),full closure in both directions:06:00 – 23:59
- Vlei Road (Green Point Cricket Club entrance and Fritz Sonnenberg Road),Full closure in both directions:06:00 – 23:59
- Helen Suzman Boulevard (Buitengragt and York Road), right lane is a bus and emergency lane in both directions: 15:00 – 23:59

Additionally, the following restrictions / closures may be applied:
- Fritz Sonnenberg Road (Metropolitan Golf Club to McDonalds entrance), full closure in both directions: 14:00 – 23:59
- Fritz Sonnenberg Road (McDonalds entrance to Granger Bay Boulevard), full closure in both directions:14:00 – 23:59
- Stephan Way (Fritz Sonnenberg Road and Hamiltons Rugby Club),full closure in both directions: 14:00 – 23:59
- Vlei Road (Helen Suzman Boulevard and Fritz Sonnenberg Road),full closure in both directions: 14:00 – 23:59
- Fort Wynyard Road (Portswood Road and Granger Bay Boulevard), full closure in both directions: 06:00 – 23:30
- Beach Road (Portswood Road and Haul Road),full closure in both directions:22:30 – 23:30
- Portswood Road (from Helen Suzman Boulevard to Beach Road),North-bound closed only: 22:30 – 23:30
- Granger Bay Boulevard( Helen Suzman Boulevard and Beach Road),North-bound closed only: 14:00 – 23:30
- Beach Road and Helen Suzman Boulevard,South-bound (city-bound) closed only :18:00 – 23:30

Fan walk- CBD- Stadium route:

- Somerset Road Buitengragt and Chiappini Street,Full closure in both directions: 18:00 – 23:59
- Ebenezer Road and Chiappini Street,South-bound (city-bound) closed only
- Main Road (from Ebenezer Road to York Road),  bi-directional traffic
- Main Road (from York Road to Ebenezer Road), South-bound (city-bound) closed only
- Ebenezer Road( Prestwich Street and Somerset Road),local access only – no through traffic

City Centre:

- Hertzog Boulevard (Christiaan Barnard Street to Heerengracht), Westbound closed :17:00 – 23:59
- Waterkant (Buitengragt and Lower Burg Street), full closure – access for residents and businesses only : 12:30 – 23:59

Impact of road closures on public transport:
Public transport services operating in the Green Point and CBD areas may be subject to localised deviations from 18:00 until 23:59 on 26 February 2014. The affected scheduled services are listed below:

Golden Arrow Bus Service travelling through the Green Point area: all services along Somerset Road and Main Road, Green Point between Buitengragt and York Road, will run along Helen Suzman Boulevard after 18:00, if required. Passengers using this service may board or disembark at the stops on either side of the closures at Buitengragt or York Road.

Golden Arrow Bus Service entering the CBD: the Waterfront service (CBD-bound) will operate via the CTICC, turning right into Heerengracht, stopping opposite Standard Bank, proceeding around the circle, back down Heerengracht and on to the Waterfront. The Waterfront/Sea Point service will continue to operate on its normal routes but may be subject to delays.

MyCiTi Waterfront service: the normal service will not be free of charge. The service will stop at the Stadium bus station en route to the Waterfront and then will be rerouted from Helen Suzman Boulevard into Portswood Road, turning left into Beach Road and right at the traffic circle into Granger Bay Boulevard.

The Granger Bay bus station will be closed for this period while all other stops and services on the Gardens-Civic-Waterfront route will remain operational. Passengers may use the Waterfront (in Breakwater Lane), Stadium bus station and/or Buitengragt stops as alternatives to the Granger Bay bus station. On the return journey from the Waterfront, the bus will turn left into Beach Road, right into Portswood Road and left at Helen Suzman Boulevard to continue its normal route to the CBD.

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