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February 11, 2014

The State of the Nation Address 2014 in Cape Town: Road Closures

The most important political event, besides the national elections taking place later this year, is coming to Cape Town - the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly in the Parliament Buildings on Thursday 13 February, 2014.

The Parliament Buildings will play host to the State of the Nation Address in Cape Town on Thursday 13 February, 2014. Image cpurtesy of Vic Bergmann

While we, and the rest of the country, eagerly await President Jacob Zuma’s speech on South Africa’s health which will be broadcast on national TV from 19h00, this mega event will be the source of a few disruptions in our traffic and transport options.

Please be aware of the following road closures:

Due to the event several roads around Parliament will have to be closed off.

The following roads will be closed on 13 February 2014 at:

17:45 to 19:00 (Temporary Closure ±35 minutes)

- Klipper Road, Newlands: from Main Road (M4) to Newlands Avenue
- Princess Anne Avenue, Newlands: from Newlands Avenue to Union Avenue
- Newlands Avenue, Newlands: from Dean Street to Princess Anne Avenue
- Dean Street, Newlands, westbound: from Main Road (M4) to Newlands Avenue
- M3, Union Avenue, Rhodes Drive, De Waal Drive, City-bound carriageway: from Newlands Avenue to city centre
- Woolsack Drive, Rondebosch, westbound: between Main Road (M4) and Rhodes Drive (M3)
- Anzio Road, Observatory: from Main Road (M4) to De Waal Drive (M3)
- N2, Settlers Way City-bound carriageway: from Main Road (M4) to city centre
- Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2) City-bound: from Hospital Bend to Christiaan Barnard (including the Melbourne Road, Roodebloem Road and Searle Street on-ramps)

16:00 to 20:00

- Nelson Mandela Boulevard: Strand Street off-ramp
- Hertzog Boulevard inbound: from Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht
-  Strand Street: from Russel Street to Adderley Street
- Strand Street between Long and Adderley Street
- Adderley Street: from Hans Strijdom Avenue to Wale Street
- Heerengracht: between Walter Sisulu and Hans Strijdom Avenues
- Wale Street: between Queen Victoria and Adderley Street
- Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Street
- Spin Street: between Corporation and Parliament Street
-  Parliament Street from the gates of Parliament to Long market Street
- Commercial Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Street
- Plein Street: between Roeland and Spin Street

17:00 (13 February 2014) to 01:00 (14 February 2014)

- Walter Sisulu Avenue from Lower Long Street to Heerengracht – outbound
-  Heerengracht from Walter Sisulu Avenue to Table Bay Boulevard
- Lower Long Street from Walter Sisulu Avenue to Table Bay Boulevard – inbound (CTICC)
- Roads around CTICC
11:00 to 22:00
- Plein Street: between Roeland and Barrack Street
- Government Avenue
- Gallery Lane
-  Bouquet Street
-  St John’s Road: between Plein and Vrede Street
- Commercial Street becomes bi-directional

19:00 to 22:00

-  Adderley Street: from Wale Street to Table Bay Boulevard
- Hans Strijdom Avenue: from Adderley Street to Lower Long Street
-  Lower Long Street: from Hans Strijdom to Walter Sisulu Avenues

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Parking restrictions in the following areas from midnight (23:59) on Wednesday,

12 February 2013 to 22:00 on Thursday, 13 February 2013:

- Princess Anne Avenue, Newlands
-  Church Square, corner of Spin and Parliament Street
- Roeland Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Street
-  Plein Street: between Roeland and Spin Street
-  Spin Street: between Parliament and Plein Street
- Parliament Street: between Longmarket and Bureau Street
- Hatfield and St John’s Streets: between Roeland and Orange Street
-  Adderley Street: between Wale Street and Hertzog Boulevard
- St Mary’s Cathedral Parking Area: between Bouquet and Roeland Street
- Gallery Lane
- Queen Victoria Street
-  Commercial Street
-  Hertzog Boulevard: from Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht
-  Hope Street: from Roeland to Vrede Streets
-  Roeland Street: from Buitenkant to De Villiers Streets

ADDITIONAL CLOSURES

Closure for the period 11 - 12 February 2013 from 17:00 – 23:59 (Rehearsal)

- Hertzog Boulevard incoming: from Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht
- Nelson Mandela Boulevard: Strand Street off–ramp
- Strand Street incoming: from Russel Street to Adderley Street
- Adderley Street: from Hans Strijdom Avenue to Wale Street
- Heerengracht: between Walter Sisulu and Hans Strijdom Avenues
- Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Streets
-  Spin Street: between Corporation and Parliament Street
- Parliament Street from the gates of Parliament to Longmarket Street

For more information, please visit www.gov.za/events

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