The official opening of Parliament in Cape Town will be taking place on Thursday, 11 February 2016 at 7pm. As always, this occasion is marked by the president’s State of the Nation Address (SoNa). To avoid being stuck in traffic on Thursday, see the information below on the road closures for SoNa 2016.
ROAD CLOSURES FOR THE 2016 OPENING OF PARLIAMENT IN CAPE TOWN (#SoNA2016)
NB: Including intersections except where noted
|City and Foreshore|
|Adderley St: between Strand St and Wale St.||None||None||4pm – 10pm|
|Wale St: between Queen Victoria and Adderley St’s.|
|Bureau St: between Adderley and Parliament St’s.||5pm – 12am||5pm – 12am|
|Spin St: between Corporation and Parliament St’s.|
|Parliament St: between Parliament and Longmarket St.|
|Harrington St: between Constitution and Roeland St’s||5pm – 7pm||5pm – 7pm|
|Plein St: between Roeland and Darling St’s
between Roeland and Longmarket St’s
|None||None||4pm – 10pm|
|5pm – 12am||5pm – 12am|
|Government Ave: whole||None||None||9am – 11:45am|
|St. John’s Rd: between Roeland and Vrede St’s||5pm – 12am|
|Gallery Ln: whole|
|Bouquet St: whole|
|Hope St: between Roeland and Glynn St||Local access||Local access|
|Roeland St: between Plein and Buitenkant St’s
between de Waal Dr(M3) and Buitenkant St
|5pm – 12am||5pm – 12am||9am – 11:45|
|None||None||5:45pm – 7pm|
|Buitenkant St: between Darling and Orange St’s||None||None|
|Commercial St: between Plein and Niewmeester Ln.
2-way traffic between Niewmeester Ln and Buitenkant St
|5pm – 12am||5pm – 12am||6am – 11:45pm|
|Newlands – Rondebosch – Mowbray – Observatory – Salt River – Woodstock – Cape Town|
|M3 (Union Ave, Rhodes Dr, de Waal Dr) inbound:
Newlands Ave to Jutland Ave. including pedestrian
bridges and on-ramps:
UCT and Woolsack Dr.
Barnham Rd. use Buitenkant St (south of Orange St)
|Exercise caution, but no closure.||Exercise caution, but no closure.||5:45pm – 7pm|
|Woolsack Dr westbound: Main Rd (M4) – Rhodes Dr (M3)|
|Anzio Rd: Groote Schuur Hospital to de Waal Dr (M3).|
|N2 (Settlers Way, Nelson Mandela Blvd) inbound:
Muizenberg off-ramp (M3) to FW de Klerk Blvd.
|Klipper Rd: Main Rd (M4) to Newlands Ave.||None||None||5:45pm – 7pm|
|Princess Anne Ave: Newlands Ave to Union Ave.|
|Newlands Ave: Dean St to Princess Anne Ave.|
|Dean St westbound: Main Rd (M4) to Newlands Ave|
Road users are advised to use the following alternative routes to and from the CBD during the event:
N1 (FW de Klerk Blvd) or
M4 (Main Rd), onto Victoria Rd up to the Good Hope Centre. Thereafter left onto Tennant Rd or
Right onto Christiaan Barnard Rd to circle the outer CBD.
Outer CBD Circle Road: Use the following ring roads to/from the area of the CBD affecting you:
- Christiaan Barnard Rd.
- FW de Klerk Blvd.
- Walter Sisulu Ave.
- Buitensingel St.
- Orange St.
- Loop & Long St’s.
- Strand St..
NB: All intersections with Roeland St are closed between 17:45 and 19:00
Public Transport: Scheduled Bus services:
MyCiTi operations will be affected as follows:
|Route Deviation||Bus Stop Details||Date & Time|
|Airport – Civic (A01)
Khayelitsha East (D01)
Mitchells Plain East (D03)
|All stops open but freeway route change. (Thursday 11 February
February 4pm –
|Darling, Lower Buitenkant, Roeland and Roodehek Stops closed. Bus
will divert via Lopp /Long St’s and Buitensingel St to/from Gardens
February 6pm –
Bay (106 and 107)
|Groote Kerk Stop closed. Use Longmarket (in Long St) or Church (in
Loop St) Stops
February 4pm –
Golden Arrow Bus Service operations will be affected as follows: The Golden Acre bus terminus will operate as normal. Buses on Adderley and Wale St’s between Strand and Long St’s will be diverted until 8pm.
For more information: www.parliament.gov.za