Sona 2019 road closures

Cape Town traffic is set to face major disruptions ahead of the State of the Nation Address on Thursday.

eNCA/ Jason Boswell
  • Editor's note: eNCA (DStv 403) and eNCA.com will bring you live coverage of the 2019 State of the Nation Address.

 

CAPE TOWN - Preparations are underway ahead of the State of the Nation Address.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to deliver the annual address in Cape Town on Thursday night.

READ: Has Ramaphosa kept his 2018 Sona promises?

As a result, major traffic disruptions are expected as several political figures head towards Parliament for the major event.

Motorists around the Mother City have been advised to make alternative arrangements in and around Parliament from 5 – 7 February 2019.

Below is a list of the roads that will be closed: 

Road Closures for REHEARSAL from 17:00 – 23:59 (5-6 February 2019)

  • Harrington Street: between Constitution and Roeland Streets
  • Roeland Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Streets
  • Plein Street: between Roeland and Longmarket Streets
  • Adderley Street: from Strand to Wale Streets
  • Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Streets
  • Spin / Mostert Street: between Corporation and Parliament Streets
  • Parliament Street from the gates of Parliament to Longmarket Street
  • Lower Buitenkant Street: between Strand and Darling Streets
  • Darling Street: between Canterbury and Buitenkant Streets

Road Closures on 7 February 2019

18:00 to 19:00

  • Roeland Street: between Buitenkant and Brandweer Streets 

17:45 to 19:00 (Temporary Closure ±35 minutes)

  • 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, Philip Kgosana Drive (De Waal Drive), Roeland Street, 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 Philip Kgosana Drive (De Waal Drive) (M3)
  • N2, Settlers Way City-bound carriageway: from Main Road (M4) to city centre 

17:00 to 20:00

  • Buitenkant Street: between Darling and Strand Streets
  • Darling Street: between Buitenkant and Canterbury Streets
  • Harrington Street: between Darling and Roeland Streets

06:00 to 23:45

  • Church Sqaure
  • Roeland Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Streets
  • Closure of Company Gardens
  • Government Avenue from Orange Street to Wale Street
  • Plein Street from Longmarket Street to Roeland Street
  • St John’s Street from Roeland Street to Vrede Street
  • Gallery Lane
  • Bouquet Street
  • Hope Street: between Roeland and Glynn Streets
  • Wesley Street: between Buitenkant and Hope Streets
  • Glynn Street: between Buitenkant and Hope Streets
  • Wale Street: between Queen Victoria and Adderley Streets
  • Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Streets
  • Spin and Mostert Streets: between Corporation and Parliament Streets
  • Parliament Street from the gates of Parliament to Longmarket Street
  • Commercial Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Streets - becomes bi-directional
  • Wesley and Glynn Streets: between Hope and Buitenkant Streets - becomes bi-directional
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