Road closures: Opening of parliament

2013-02-12 10:45
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. 

In addition, a rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, 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.

Here's a full list of closures for Tuesday and Thursday:

Closures for Tuesday, 12 February 2013 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 Coen Steytler and Hans Strijdom Avenues
Bureau Street: between Adderley an Parliament Streets
- Spin Street: between Corporation and Parliament Street
- Plein Street from Roeland Street to Spin Street
St. John's Road: between Plein and Vrede Streets

Road Closures for Thursday 14th February 2013 

Between 16:00 and 20:00

Hertzog Blvd inbound: Christiaan Barnard Street to Heerengracht
Nelson Mandela Blvd inbound: Strand Street off-ramp
Strand St inbound: from Russel St. to Plein Street.

Between 16:00 and 21:00

Adderley Street: between Hans Strijdom Avenue and Wale Streets
Heerengracht: Coen Steytler to Hans Strijdom Avenue
Wale Street: between Queen Victoria and Adderley Streets
Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Streets
Spin Street: between Corporation and Parliament Streets.
Parliament Street: between Parliament and Longmarket Streets.
Commercial Street: closed between Plein and Niewmeester Streets Two-way traffic between   Niewmeester and Buitenkant Streets
Hans Strijdom Avenue: between Long and Adderley Streets

Between 11:00 and 21:00

Roeland Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Streets, and Plein and Hope Streets
Plein Street: between Roeland and Spin Streets.
St. John's Road: between Plein and Vrede Streets
Government Avenue
Gallery Lane

Between 20:00 and 21:00

-Coen Steytler Avenue: eastbound from Long to Heerengracht

Between 17:45 and 19:00

M3 (Union Avenue, Rhodes Drive, De Waal Drive) inbound: Newlands Avenue to city centre
Woolsack Drive westbound: Main Road (M4) - Rhodes Drive (M3)
Klipper Road: Main Road. (M4) to Newlands Avenue
Princess Anne Avenue: Newlands Avenue to Union Avenue
Newlands Avenue: Dean Street to Princess Anne Avenue.
- Dean Street westbound: Main Road. (M4) to Newlands Avenue

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 St. at Hans Strijdom, Waterkant and Castle Streets

- Roads around the Cape Town International Convention Centre, including Coen Steytler Ave will be security controlled between Thursday, 14 February at 19:30 and Friday 15, February at 01:00

- The Company's Garden will be closed on Thursday, 14 February between 16:00 and 20:00
Parking restrictions Thursday 14, February

From 00:00 until 21:00


- Princess Anne Ave


CBD/Foreshore area:

- Adderley Street and Heerengracht: between Wale Street and Hertzog Boulevard

Parliament/The Company's Garden area:

Church Square: corner of Spin Street and Parliament Street
Roeland Street: between Buitenkant and Plein 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
St. Mary's Cathedral Parking Area: between Bouquet and Roeland Streets
Gallery Lane
Queen Victoria Avenue
Commercial Street: between Buitenkant and Plein Streets 

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
- Buitengracht
- Buitensingel Street
- Orange Street
- Jutland Avenue
- Upper Roeland Street/Brandweer Street
- Tennant Street

MyCiTi bus service

The MyCiTi bus service will continue throughout the proceedings and rehearsals. At the Civic Centre bus station on Hertzog Boulevard, buses will arrive at and depart from the north side of the station (Hertzog Boulevard outbound). Passengers and pedestrians will not be permitted to use Hertzog Blvd inbound sidewalks on Thursday, 14 February between 16:00 and 20:00 and are requested to please use the other access points.

Closures between 18:00 and 19:00

MyCiTi - Civic Centre Station: The Table View and Gardens pods at the Civic Centre Station will be closed during this time period. The Table View and Civic to Gardens services will be re-directed to operate from the Airport and Waterfront pods for the duration of the closure.

MyCiTi - Thibault Square Station: The Thibault Square Station will be closed during this time period. No services will operate from this station for the duration of the closure.Passengers are to use either the Civic Centre Station or the Castle Street stops on Long and Loop Streets as an alternative.

MyCiTi - Adderley Stops: The Adderley Stops will be closed during this time period. Passengers are to use the Civic Centre Station for the duration of the closure.

MyCiTi - St George's Stops: The St George's Stops will be closed during this time period. Passengers are to use the Castle Stops on Long and Loop Streets for the duration of the closure.

MyCiTi - Route Deviation: Gardens - Civic Centre - Waterfront Route. Buses will not pass Thibault Square Station, the Adderley Street stops and St George's stops for the duration of the closure.

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