Road closures for City’s Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated event

CITY OF CAPE TOWN
10 DECEMBER 2013
MEDIA RELEASE

Road closures for City’s Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated event

The response to Cape Town’s own tribute to Madiba at the Cape Town Stadium – Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated – has been overwhelming.

With all available coupons for the event on Wednesday 11 December 2013 having been collected so quickly, the City is giving those who weren’t able to get coupons a chance to still witness the homage to Madiba by screening the event on the Grand Parade. The stadium event will be screened on the Grand Parade from 16:00 when it starts.

Only those members of the public with a coupon will be allowed access into the stadium. The City urges residents to only come to the stadium event if they have their coupon.

The coupon for entry to the stadium event allows free access to public transport from 12:00 onwards into and out of the city on the MyCiTi bus service, Golden Arrow Bus Services, and Metrorail.

There will be a free MyCiTi shuttle service from the Civic Centre to the Cape Town Stadium, and a pedestrian ‘walk of remembrance’ from the Cape Town Station to the Stadium will be activated (the fan walk).

For those attending the screening of the event on the Grand Parade, free public transport available has been made available into and out of the city on the MyCiTi bus service, Golden Arrow Bus Services, and Metrorail. This transport will be available from 12:00 to 15:00 inbound and from 19:00 onwards outbound.

Both events – at the Stadium and on the Grand Parade – will necessitate road closures and motorists are asked to please bear this in mind. We encourage residents going to either the stadium or the Grand Parade to opt for public transport, which various options being provided free of charge.

Road closures around the Grand Parade
The following roads around the Grand Parade will remain closed for the screening:

•         Corporation Street, between Darling Street and Longmarket Street
•         Darling Street, between Plein Street and Buitenkant Street
•         Parade Street, between Darling Street and Longmarket Street

In addition Lower Plein Street, between Strand Street and Darling Street, will be closed from 07:00 to 22:00.

Other roads around the Parade may need to be closed depending on the number of people who come to watch the screening of the event. Motorists are urged to please bear these possible closures in mind when travelling to and from the CBD.

Road closures around the Cape Town Stadium
The roads listed below will be temporarily closed and/or restricted to vehicular traffic for the stadium event. This will have an impact on traffic flow and motorists are asked to please plan their trips accordingly.

Affected roads Between Restriction Times

  • Fritz Sonnenberg Road Stephan Way and McDonalds Full closure both directions 06:00 – 00:00
  • Metropolitan Golf Club and McDonalds Full closure both directions 09:00 – 00:00
  • Granger Bay Boulevard and McDonalds Full closure both directions 09:00 – 00:00
  • Portswood Road and Granger Bay Boulevard Full closure both directions 06:00 – 00:00
  • Stephan Way Fritz Sonnenberg Road and Hamilton’s Rugby Club Full closure both directions 09:00 – 00:00
  • Vlei Road Green Point Cricket Club and Fritz Sonnenberg Road Full closure both directions 06:00 – 00:00
  • Helen Suzman Boulevard and Fritz Sonnenberg Road Full closure both directions 09:00 – 00:00
  • Portswood Road Helen Suzman Boulevard and Beach Road Northbound closed 22:00 – 23:30
  • Fort Wynyard Road Portswood Road and Granger Bay Boulevard Road closed 06:00 – 00:00
  • Granger Bay Boulevard Helen Suzman Boulevard and Beach Road Northbound closed 13:00 – 00:00
  • Beach Road and Helen Suzman Boulevard Southbound closed 14:00 – 23:45
  • Beach Road Haul Road and Portswood Road Roads closed 22:00 – 23:30


Walk of remembrance
A pedestrian ‘walk of remembrance’ from the Cape Town Station to the Stadium will be activated (the fan walk) which will necessitate the following road closures:

Affected roads Between Restriction Times

  • Somerset Road Ebenezer Road and Chiappini Street South-eastbound (city) only 14:00 – 00:00
  • Buitengragt and Chiappini Street Road closed 14:00 – 00:00
  • Main Road Ebenezer Road to York Road Bi-directional traffic 14:00 – 00:00
  • York Road to Ebenezer Road South-eastbound (city) only 14:00 – 00:00
  • Ebenezer Road Prestwich Street and Somerset Road Local access only  14:00 – 00:00
  • Helen Suzman Boulevard Buitengragt and York Road Bus and emergency lane in both directions 14:00 – 01:00 (Thursday)


In the city centre, the following roads will be closed from 14:00 – 00:00:
•         Hertzog Boulevard westbound, from Christiaan Barnard to Heerengracht
•         Waterkant (resident and business access only) between Buitengragt and Lower Burg Street

No parking will be permitted on the above roads during these times. Access to and egress from parking garages will be allowed for permit-holders only.

[Previously published by City of Cape Town]
 

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