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November 07, 2013

Official Road Closures for the Discovery Cape Times Big Walk 2013

The Discovery Big Walk 2013 is here! That’s a big yay for everyone who’s been looking forward to this event all year, but may come as a surprise for those who have not been following the news updates. A surprise in the form of upcoming road closures that may or may not affect your driving route. We hope that the only driving you’ll be doing on this day is to come and support the big walkers – so without further ado, here are this year’s road closures for Sunday, 10 November 2013.

Image Courtesy of Discovery.co.za

Cape Town CBD

Darling Street, between Adderley and Buitenkant Street (closed 06h00 - 10h00)
Adderley Street  between Strand & Bureau Street (closed 07h45 - 10h00)
Burg & Hout Street (07h45 - 10h00)
Burg & Longmarket Street (07h45 - 10h00
Plein & Bureau Street (07h45 - 10h00)
Wale & Queen Victoria Street (07h45 - 10h00)
Orange & Hatfield Roads, Street John’s Road, Roeland Street – Intersection of Roeland Street and St Johns Road (08h15 - 11h30)
Keizersgracht between CPUT and Searle Street – Expect delays due to large volumes of pedestrian traffic (08h00 - 11h30)


Victoria Road/Main Road (M4) to the N2 onramp (closed 08h15 - 11h30)


Liesbeek Park Way between N2 and Klipfontein, Richmond, Twickenham, Raleigh, Lancaster, Roxana Street (closed 07h00 - 17h00)
Bloemendal and Caledonian Roads (closed 07h00 - 17h00)
N2 outbound: Main Road onramp and Liesbeek Parkway offramp (closed 07h00 - 17h00)
M3 Union Ave inbound and outbound onto Woolsack Dr (closed 09h45 - 11h15)

Southern Suburbs

Main Road from Simon’s Town to Lower Main Road, Observatory (closed 07h45 - 17h00)
Simon’s Town railway station Northwards to Black Hill Road (closed 08h00 - 09h30)
Main Road from Black Hill, Northbound and Southbound, to Fish Hoek Circle including Hillside Road Intersection (closed 08h00 - 10h30)
Main Road Northbound between Clairvaux Road, Kalk Bay and Atlantic Road, Muizenberg (closed 08h00 - 10h30)
Uxbridge Intersection, Muizenberg – Lakeside Road closure, use Albertyn Road as alternative (closed 07h45 - 12h00)
Main Road at Ladies Mile – Temporary road closure/delays (07h15 - 08h00)


OTTO Du Plessis from LOXTON to Milner Road Southbound (closed 06h00 - 11h00)
Marine Drive Service Road and Milner Street intersection - Intersection at Marine Drive and Milner road at flea market (closed 08h30 - 10h00)
Container Road and Paarden Eiland Road Intersection – Although service road is being used by the walkers, the intersection of Container Road and Paarden Eiland Road will be affected (closed 09h00 - 10h30)
Christiaan Barnard to Keizergracht – Walkers will exit the BRT lane on the grass area next to Porters Auto and Christiaan Barnard Street andHertzog Boulevard intersection can be affected  (08h00 - 11h30)

If you’re driving through these areas this weekend, try and avoid the main intersections and roads listed above to eliminate traffic congestion. The walk is one of the city’s biggest and most anticipated sporting activities of the year, so expect large volumes of pedestrians during the times noted above. This year, two new routes have been introduced, and we can’t wait to traverse them. Visit the official website for more information on the Discovery Big Walk 2013 routes.


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