The City of Cape Town has advised of road closures ahead of the State of the Nation Address and opening of Parliament today, Thursday February 11.
Road closures will affect the normal flow of traffic in and around the city bowl, Newlands and the M3 and N2 city-bound lanes. As such, road users are asked to plan their routes accordingly.
Residents are advised that extensive parking restrictions will be in effect, and that the South African Police Service has requested that access to the Company’s Garden be restricted from 9am on the day of the event.
MyCiTi commuters will be affected by the road closures as well, with, the Darling, Lower Buitenkant, Roeland and Roodehek bus stops on routes 103 (Oranjezicht, Gardens) and 107 (Camps Bay) being closed today, from 6pm until 7pm. The Groote Kerk bus stop will be closed from 4pm until 8pm and commuters are advised to make use of other bus stops in the vicinity.
The closures will have the greatest effect on road users travelling from the east side of the city towards Vredehoek and Gardens, as well as those travelling into town along the N2, Nelson Mandela Boulevard, the M3 and De Waal Drive.
Those who make use of the Golden Acre bus terminus, however, will not be affected by any road closures.