Sona road closures for Cape Town

There are a number of road closures in and around Cape Town planned for the event.

FILE: President Cyril Ramaphosa outside Parliament before the State of the Nation Address on 16 February 2018. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa will open Parliament on 13 February and present his hugely anticipated State of the Nation Address.

There are a number of road closures in and around Cape Town planned for the event.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

City and Foreshore
Bureau St: between Adderley and Parliament St’s. - 17:00-22:00
Spin St: between Corporation and Parliament St’s. - 17:00-22:00
Parliament St: between Parliament and 35m from Longmarket St (excluding parking garage access point) - - 17:00-22:00
Plein St: between Roeland and Longmarket St’s - 17:00-22:00
St. John’s Rd: between Roeland and Vrede St’s. - 17:00-22:00
Mostert St: between Plein and Buitenkant St’s. - 17:00-22:00
Roeland St: between Plein and Buitenkant St’s between Buitenkant St and Brandweer St’s. - 17:00-22:00

Thursday, 13 February 2020

City and Foreshore
Wale St: between Burg and Adderley St’s - 06:00-23:45
Bureau St: between Adderley and Parliament St’s. - 6:00 - 23:59
Spin St: between Corporation and Parliament St’s. - 6:00 - 23:59
Parliament St: between Parliament and 35m from Longmarket St (excluding parking garage access point) - 6:00 - 23:59
Plein St: between Roeland and Longmarket St’s - 6:00 - 23:59
St. John’s Rd: between Roeland and Vrede St’s. - 6:00 - 23:59
Mostert St: between Plein and Buitenkant St’s. - 6:00 - 23:59
Roeland St: between Plein and Buitenkant St’s between Buitenkant St and Brandweer St’s. - 6:00 – 23:45

Hope St: between Roeland and Wesley St’s - 6:00 – 23:45
Glynn St: between Buitenkant and Hope St’s - 6:00 – 23:45
Wesley St: between Buitenkant and Hope St’s - 6:00 – 23:45
Gallery Ln: whole - 6:00 – 23:45
Government Ave: whole - 6:00 – 23:45
Bouquet St: whole and parking area - 6:00 – 23:45
Commercial St: between Plein and Buitenkant St’s. - 6:00 – 23:45
Church Square - 6:00 – 23:45

Newlands – Rondebosch – Mowbray – Observatory – Salt River - Woodstock – Cape Town

M3 (Union Ave, Rhodes Dr, de Waal Dr) inbound: - 17:45 - 19:30 for 35 minutes
- Newlands Ave to Jutland Ave. including pedestrian bridges and on-ramps:
- UCT and Woolsack Dr
- Barnham Rd., use Buitenkant St (open) or Crassula Ave.

Woolsack Dr westbound: Main Rd (M4) - Rhodes Dr (M3) - 17:45 - 19:30 for 35 minutes
Anzio Rd: Groote Schuur Hospital to de Waal Dr (M3). - 17:45 - 19:30 for 35 minutes

N2 (Settlers Way, Nelson Mandela Blvd) inbound: - 17:45 - 19:30 for 35 minutes
Muizenberg off-ramp (M3) to Roodebloem Rd.

Newlands
Klipper Rd: Main Rd (M4) to Newlands Ave - 17:45 - 19:30 for 35 minutes
Princess Anne Ave: Newlands Ave to Union Ave- 17:45 - 19:30 for 35 minutes
Newlands Ave: Dean St to Princess Anne Ave - 17:45 - 19:30 for 35 minutes
Dean St westbound: Main Rd (M4) to Newlands Ave - 17:45 - 19:30 for 35 minutes

*Additional Controlled Roads & Closures:
1. Security fencing will line the route in the CBD. There will be guarded pedestrian crossing points
during peak time on Plein St (Shortmarket, Spin and Barrack St’s.) Pedestrians should be
encouraged to make use of Buitenkant Street.

  1. Company Gardens will be closed on Thursday 13 February from 06:00 to 23:59.

  2. Darling St between Adderley and Buitenkant St’s and Wale St between Adderley and Queen
    Victoria St’s may be closed during the day on 13 February for security reasons.

  3. Contingency closure in case of an emergency on 13 February 2020 (08h00-23h45) may include the following roads.
    Barrack Street between Buitenkant and Plein Streets
    Albertus Street between Buitenkant and Corporation Streets
    Caledon Street between Buitenkant and Corporation Streets
    Parade Street between Darling and Caledon Streets
    Mostert Street between Buitenkant and Plein Streets
    Buitenkant Street between Darling and Wesley / Mill Streets
    Darling Street between Adderley and Canterbury Streets
    Adderley Street between Strand and Bureau Streets
    Longmarket Street between Buitenkant and Long Streets
    Church Street between Burg and Adderley Streets
    Burg Street between Wale and Longmarket Streets

Parking Restrictions – From midnight (23:59) on Monday, 10 February 2020 to 23:45 on Thursday 13 February 2020:

  • Glynn and Wesley Street between Hope and Buitenkant Street.

  • Buitenkant Street between Glynn and Wesley Street.

  • Vrede Street between St Johns and Hope Street.

Parking Restrictions – From midnight (23:59) on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 to 23:45 on Thursday 13 February 2020:

Please note that no parked vehicles will be permitted in the following areas:
- M3 Between Princess Ann and Philip Kgosana Drive (De Waal Drive)
- Newlands:
- Princess Anne Ave.
- Klipper Road between Main Road and M3

City:

CBD / Foreshore area:
- Adderley St: between Longmarket & Bureau St
- Wale Street: Queen Victoria Street & Bureau Street (Both Sides)
- Strand St: between Adderley and Christiaan Barnard St overpass.

Parliament / Company Gardens area:
- Church Square: corner of Spin & Parliament St’s.
- Roeland St: between Brandweer & Plein St.
- Plein St: between Long Market Street & Roeland St’s.
- St. John’s St: between Roeland & Vrede St’s
- Spin St: between Parliament & Plein St’s.
- Parliament St: between Longmarket & Bureau St’s.
- St. Mary’s Cathedral Parking Area: between Bouquet & Roeland St’s.
- Gallery Lane.
- Bouquet St.
- Wesley St: between Hope & Buitenkant St
- Glynn St between Hope St & Buitenkant St
- Buitenkant St between Wesley and Glynn St
- Queen Victoria Street: Wale Street and Bloem St (Gardens Side)
- Commercial St: between Buitenkant and Plein St.
- Barrack St: between Corporation and Plein St.
- Mostert St: between Corporation and Plein St.
- Longmarket St: between Buitenkant and St Georges Mall
- Hope St: from Roeland to Wesley Street (Both Sides)
- Avenue Street and Paddock Street

Alternative Routes:

Road users are advised to use the following alternative routes to the City Bowl during the event:

  1. From the N2 (Settler’s Way): use the N1, FW de Klerk Blvd via M5 (Black River Parkway), or M7 (Jakes Gerwel Dr).

  2. From the M3 (Union Ave): use the M5 (Black River Parkway) and N1 (FW de Klerk Blvd) or M4 (Main Rd), onto Victoria Rd, right onto Christiaan Barnard Rd to circle the outer CBD. Note Tennant, De Villiers is closed; no access to Roeland St; Annandale/Orange St. Use lower CBD and circle around. Unless it’s for local access into the residential areas. right onto Christiaan Barnard Rd to circle the outer CBD.

  3. Outer CBD Circle Road: Use the following ring route to/from the area of the CBD affecting you:

  4. Christiaan Barnard Rd.

  5. FW DE KLERK BLD.

  6. Buitengracht.

  7. Buitensingel St.

  8. Orange St.

  9. Jutland Ave.

  10. Tennant St. (Controlled closure, local access only).