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Warning to motorists ahead of SONA

Several streets will be closed to traffic in the Cape Town city centre ahead of the State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday, authorities have warned. President Jacob Zuma will deliver the annual speech during a joint seating of the National Assembly to be broadcast at 7pm. There will also be parking restrictions around the Parliamentary precinct on Plein Street.
(Image: GCIS)
The closures, expected to last about 35 minutes, will begin shortly after 5pm on Thursday and the affected streets include:
  • 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 Oswald Pirow (including the Melbourne Road, Roodebloem Road and Searle Street on-ramps)

Closures from 4pm to 8pm

  • Nelson Mandela Boulevard: Strand Street off-ramp
  • Hertzog Boulevard inbound: from Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht
  • Strand Street: from Russel Street to Adderley Street
  • Strand Street between Long Street and Adderley Street
  • Adderley Street: from Hans Strijdom Avenue to Wale Street
  • Heerengracht: between Coen Steytler and Hans Strijdom Avenues
  • Wale Street outbound: between Queen Victoria Street and Adderley Street
  • Bureau Street: between Adderley Street and Parliament Street
  • Spin Street: between Corporation Street and Parliament Street
  • Parliament Street from the gates of Parliament to approximately 35m before Longmarket Street (excluding the parking garage situated in Parliament Street)
  • Plein Street between Barrack Street and Spin Street
  • Closure of the Company Gardens
Parking will also be restricted in many parts of the city. This will be from midnight Wednesday, 8 February to midnight Thursday, 9 February. Affected roads include:
  • Princess Anne Avenue, Newlands
  • Church Square, corner of Spin Street and Parliament Street
  • Roeland Street: Between Plein Street and Buitenkant Street
  • Plein Street: Between Roeland Street and Spin Street
  • Spin Street: Between Parliament Street and Plein Street
  • Parliament Street: Between Longmarket Street and Bureau Street
  • Hatfield Street and St John's Street: Between Roeland Street and Orange Street
  • Adderley Street: between Wale Street and Hertzog Boulevard
  • St Mary's Cathedral Parking Area: Between Bouquet Street and Roeland Street
  • Gallery Lane
  • Queen Victoria Street
  • Commercial Street
  • Hertzog Boulevard: From Nelson Mandela Boulevard to Heerengracht

SOURCE is a South African government news service, published by the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). (formerly BuaNews) was established to provide quick and easy access to articles and feature stories aimed at keeping the public informed about the implementation of government mandates.
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