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April 05, 2012

Road Closures for 2012 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

The 2012 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon follows a scenic route around the Peninsula this year. Photo © Cape Town Tourism

Thousands of participants and spectators are set to descend on picturesque Cape Town for the 2012 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon this Easter weekend, April 6 and 7, 2012.

Known as “the world’s most beautiful marathon”, this year’s event will take runners on a scenic tour of the Peninsula, with the Half Marathon set in the Southern Suburbs and the Ultra Marathon along the Chapman’s Peak Route.

For more information about this mega event, visit www.twooceansmarathon.org.za

Please note the following road closures:

Mowbray, Newlands, Claremont, Bishopscourt, Constantia
Union Avenue, Rhodes Drive, Edinburgh Drive, Simon Van Der Stel Freeway on M3 Southbound only: Princess Anne Road to Ladies Mile from 05h30 to 08h00

Claremont

Protea Road on M33, both directions: Main Road to Paradise Road / Newlands Road from 05h30 to 06h45

Paradise Road on M152, both directions: Protea Road/Newlands Road to Edinburgh Drive from 05h30 to 06h45

Rondebosch, Newlands
Main Road on M4, both directions: Klipper Road to Letterstedt Road from 04h00 to 06h45

Constantia
Kendal Road on M38, both directions: Spaanschemat River Road to Edison Road from 05h30 to 08h00
Spaanschemat River Road on M42, both directions: Doordrift Road to Ladies Mile Extension from 06h00 to 08h00

Ladies Mile Road on M39, both directions: Spaanschemat River Road  to Constantia Main Road from 06h15 to 08h30

Parish Street, both directions: Constantia Main Road to Southern Cross Drive from 06h15 to 08h30
Southern Cross Drive, both directions: Hermina Avenue to Rhodes Drive from 06h15 to 09h00

Constantia, Bishopscourt, Newlands
Rhodes Drive M63, both directions: Constantia Main Road (Constantia Nek) to Canterbury Road 05h30 to 13h00.
Bishopscourt, Newlands Rhodes Drive on M63, Northbound (Direction Cape Town) Lane: Canterbury Road to Union Avenue from 06h30 to 13h00

Newlands, Rondebosch
Union Avenue on M3 Northbound Carriageway, left ane only closed: Rhodes Drive UCT off-ramp from 06h30 to 14h00
Newlands, Claremont, Kenilworth, Wynberg, Plumstead
Main Road on M4, both directions - local access only: Letterstedt Road to Gabriel Road from 05h30 to 07h15

Diep River, Bergvliet, Retreat, Lakeside, Muizenberg
Main Road on M4, Southbound Lane (Direction Muizenberg) closed. Traffic to use northbound lane: Gabriel Road to Atlantic Road from 06h30 to 08h15

Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay
Main Road on M4, both directions: Atlantic Road to Clairvaux Road (Boyes Drive) from 07h00 to 09h15

Kalk Bay, Clovelly, Fish Hoek
Main Road on M4 Westbound Lane (Direction Fish Hoek): Stop / Go System for traffic between Clovelly and Clairvaux Roads Clairvaux Road (Boyes Drive) to Clovelly Road from 07h00 to 09h15

Fish Hoek
Main Road on M4 Westbound Lane (Direction Fish Hoek): Clovelly Road to Beach Road from 07h00 to 09h15
Main Road on M4 Eastbound Lane (Direction Kalk Bay) - local access only: Beach Road to Kommetjie Road (Fish Hoek Circle) from 07h00 to 09h15

Fish Hoek, Sun Valley
Kommetjie Road on M65 Southbound Lane (Direction Fish Hoek) partial closure: Main Road to Corsair Way from 07h00 to 10h00

Sun Valley
Corsair Way, both directions: Kommetjie Road  to Frigate Crescent from 07h00 to 10h00
Frigate Crescent, both directions: Corsair Way to Ou Kaapse Weg from 07h00 to 10h00

Sun Valley, Sunnydale
Ou Kaapse Weg on M6, both directions: Buller Louw Drive/Frigate Cres to Noordhoek Road from 07h00 to 10h00
Steenberg, Westlake, Noordhoek, Sun Valley
Ou Kaapse Weg on M64, Southbound traffic: Steenberg Road to Noordhoek Main Road from 07h00 to 09h30

Sun Valley, Sunnydale
Ou Kaapse Weg on M6, both directions: Buller Louw Drive/Frigate Cres to Noordhoek Main Road from 07h00 to 09h30

Noordhoek
Noordhoek Road on M6, Northbound Lane (Direction Hout Bay): Ou Kaapse Weg to Chapmans Peak Drive from 07h00 to 10h30
Silvermine Road, both directions: Village Lane to Noordhoek Main Road from 07h00 to 10h30
Hout Bay Chapman’s Peak Drive on M6, both directions – access to picnic sites from Hout Bay only up to 07h00 after which full road closure: Noordhoek Main Road to Main Road (Hout Bay) from 03h30 to 07h00
Both directions: Victoria Road to Main Road (Hout Bay) from 07h00 to 12h00

Hout Bay
Main Road (Hout Bay) on M6 Southbound lane (direction Noordhoek): Victoria Road to Chapmans Peak Drive from 07h30 to 11h30
Hout Bay Road on M63, both directions: Victoria Road to Disa River Road from 07h45 to12h00
Hout Bay Road on M63, restricted access – convoy system in both directions: Disa River Road to Constantia Main Road/Rhodes Drive (Constantia Nek) from 07h45 to 12h15

Impact of road closures

Union Avenue M3: Rhodes Drive to UCT – 06h30 to 14h00

Left shoulder and lane will be coned off for athletes whilst the right lane will remain open at all times for motorists traveling towards Cape Town.

The Rhodes Memorial Restaurant will be accessible to the public.

Parking restrictions

Residents in the following areas are requested not to park along the route and to use alternative side streets for the duration of the race:
• Between Klipper and San Souci Roads
• Protea Road from the Main Road to Edinburgh Drive (M3)
• From Atlantic Road, Muizenberg through St James and Kalk Bay until the police station just past Clovelly Road in Fish Hoek
• Kommetjie Road from 17th Avenue through to the Fish Hoek Circle (runners will be running towards Sun Valley facing the traffic within one lane which will be coned off) 

Detours

Constantia Main Road (M41) direction Wynberg: 05h30 to 08h00
• Traffic from Hout Bay will be directed in via Pagasvlei Road and Spaanschemat River Road to the M3 and Constantia Road and then to Claremont and Wynberg via Alphen hill Road (Victoria Hospital)

Constantia Main Road (M41) direction Hout Bay: 05h30 to 08h00
• Traffic to Hout Bay will be directed from Edison Road and Ladies Mile Roads to Spaanschemat River Road and Pagasvlei Road to Constantia Road

Main Road (M4): Muizenberg to Fish Hoek: 07h00 to 09h15
• Motorists travelling south and north will be diverted over Boyes Drive to Clairvaux Road. A stop go and convoy system will be in operation between Clairvaux Road and Clovelly Road
• Traffic proceeding towards the city will be diverted through Fish Hoek, proceed along Main Road to Kalk Bay and then along Boyes Drive to Lakeside. From there motorists will be directed to the M3 ("Blue Route")
Main Road (M4): Between Beach Road/Sunray Road and Kommetjie Road/Simon’s Town Road: 07h00 to 09h15
• Traffic Officers will be in place at the Kommetjie Road/Main Road Circle and motorists travelling from/towards Kommetjie Road will be diverted via Beach Road between Simon’s Town Road and Main Road (at the Caltex Garage)

Kommetjie Road (M65), Fish Hoek: 07h00 to 10h00
• From Fish Hoek Circle (intersection Main, Kommetjie and Simon’s Town Roads) to Corsair Drive, Sun Valley, runners will use the West Bound (direction Kommetjie) lane and motorists will share the East Bound (direction Fish Hoek) lane

Ou Kaapse Weg (M64) - Steenberg Road to Noordhoek Road: 07h00 to 09h30
• Southbound traffic to proceed via Boyes Drive and Main Road. Open to Northbound traffic
• Expect delays. Stop-go system runners/cars after 09h30

Ou Kaapse Weg (M6) - Buller Louw Drive / Frigate Crescent to Noordhoek Road: 07h00 to 09h30
• Northbound traffic will be directed via Buller Louw Drive via Noordhoek Road to Ou Kaapse Weg
• Closed to southbound traffic
• Expect delays
• Stop-go system runners/cars after 09h30

Hout Bay Main Road (M63): Chapman’s Peak to Victoria Road Circle: 07h30 to 11h30
• Traffic coming into Hout Bay will be detoured away from Victoria Road Circle to Valley and then Disa River Roads
• Runners will be on the right side of the road

Rhodes Drive (M63) from Canterbury Road Circle to Union Ave: 04h00 to 13h00
• Stop and go system both directions between 04h00 and 06h30
• 06h30 – 13h00: Traffic may only travel south. Runners will be in northbound lane
Please note: Kirstenbosch Gardens and restaurant will be accessible to the public.

M3 Northbound: 06h30 to 14h00
• Please note that the M3 Northbound will remain open to traffic for the duration of the event
• Traffic to proceed with caution between Newlands Avenue and UCT
Delays can be expected for the duration of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. We appeal to motorists to avoid using roads leading to the race route. Please comply with the directions given by Traffic Officers and marshals. Road signs have been in place a week prior to the race, advising motorists of the road closures. Detour guidance notices will be in place for the duration of the road closures on race day.

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