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CT road closures for SONA

The State of the Nation Address means road closures will affect traffic around the Cape Town CBD.

The State of the Nation Address means road closures will affect traffic around the Cape Town CBD.

CAPE TOWN - To accommodate the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the Opening of Parliament on 13 February, the government has requested the City of Cape Town to carry out road closures in the city, focusing particularly on the CBD.

These road closures will come into effect today as rehearsals for the event are held.

The road closures will affect the normal flow of traffic in and around the city bowl and road users are asked to plan their routes accordingly.

The information below outlines the planned road closures and traffic officers will be deployed to manage traffic. Directional signage will also be erected.

Road closures:

  • Hertzog Boulevard incoming: from Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht

  • Nelson Mandela Boulevard: Strand Street off-ramp

  • Strand Street westbound (incoming): from Russell 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 Streets

  • Parliament Street: from the gates of Parliament to Longmarket Street

Several roads around Parliament and the route will have to be closed off on 13 February:

From 06:00 to 22:00

Roeland Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Streets (limited access until 09:00)

Closure of Company's Garden

Government Avenue from Buitensingel to Wale Street

Plein Street from Barrack Street to Vrede Street

From 11:00 to 22:00

Plein Street: between Roeland Street and Barrack Street

Government Avenue

Gallery Lane

Bouquet Street

St John's Road: between Plein and Vrede Streets

Commercial Street becomes bi-directional

From 16:00 to 22:00

Nelson Mandela Boulevard: Strand Street off-ramp

Hertzog Boulevard in-bound: from Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht

Strand Street westbound: from Russell Street to Adderley Street

Strand Street eastbound: between Long and Adderley Streets

Adderley Street: from Hans Strijdom Avenue to Wale Street

Heerengracht: between Walter Sisulu and Hans Strijdom Avenues

Wale Street: between Queen Victoria and Adderley Streets

Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Streets

Spin Street: between Corporation Street and Parliament Streets

Parliament Street from the gates of Parliament to Longmarket Street

Plein Street between Roeland and Spin Streets

From 17:45 to 19:00

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 Street (including the Melbourne Road, Roodebloem Road and Searle Street on-ramps)

From 17:00 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 at the CTICC from Table Bay Boulevard to Walter Sisulu Avenue

Walter Sisulu eastbound: from Lower Long Street to Heerengracht

Click here for a full list of road closures in the Cape Town CBD.

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