Pietermaritzburg road closures for Spar Women’s Grand Prix series

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As the Spar Women’s Grand Prix series starts in Pietermaritzburg at the weekend with only invited runners, minimal road closures are expected in the City on Saturday and Sunday.

The first leg of the 10 km race will take place at Alexandra Park on Sunday morning.

The event will be held without spectators because of Covid-19 regulations.

The organisers of the race said the event will have minimal impact on traffic flow in and around the area.

Road closures and affected routes are as follow:


* Park Drive between Princess Elizabeth Drive and Princess Margaret Drive will be closed from 8 am.


* Alexandra Park will be closed from 4 am to 12 pm.

*College Road will be closed from 5.30 am to 9 am.

East bound traffic (heading towards Alexandra Road) from West Street / Prince Alfred Street intersection to Topham Road will be diverted towards Camps Drift Road.

*College Road will remain open to traffic heading west (towards the CBD).

*Residents living in the New Scotland Road area will be able to leave the area via Topham Road towards Alexandra Road or on College Road, travelling towards the CBD.

*Residents who are planning to use Mc Alister Avenue, Verbena Place and between New Scotland Road and Mc Alister will be able to leave via College Road towards the CBD, or access their residence from Alexandra Road, Topham Road or New Scotland Road into College Road heading towards the CBD.

*A single lane will be closed from 4 am to 8.30 am on Alexandra Road between Topham Road and Princess Margaret Drive leaving a lane open for vehicles travelling towards Alan Paton Avenue.

*Alexandra and College roads and most of Alexandra Park will be reopened as soon as the road is clear of the last runner.

*Park Drive between Princess Elizabeth Drive and Princess Margaret Drive will remain closed until 1 pm.

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