Finally, following the postponement of SONA due to possible violence over the ANC’s lack of action in removing Jacob Zuma from his presidency, the State of Nation Address is on.
Party in Cape Town this Friday night? You bet.
Not only has Zuma’s forced resignation paved the way for Cyril Ramaphosa and Parliament to resume schedule, but it has given us all a new lease on life.
And I am sure that will encourage drinks to flow this evening.
SONA proceedings will officially begin at 7PM this evening, reports EWN, and, as per usual, these are the roads that will be closed pretty much all day:
City and Foreshore
Wale St between Burg and Adderley St – 06:00-23:45
Bureau St between Adderley and Parliament St – 6:00 – 23:59
Spin St between Corporation and Parliament St
Parliament St between Parliament and 35m from Longmarket St (excluding parking garage access point)
Plein St between Roeland and Longmarket St
St John’s Rd between Roeland and Vrede St
Mostert St between Plein and Buitenkant St
Roeland St between Plein and Buitenkant St – 6:00 – 23:45
Roeland St between Buitenkant St and Brandweer St – 17:45 – 19:15 for 90 minutes
Hope St between Roeland and Wesley St – 6:00 – 23:45
Glynn St between Buitenkant and Hope St
Wesley St between Buitenkant and Hope St
Gallery Ln: whole
Government Ave: whole
Bouquet St: whole and parking area
Commercial St: between Plein and Buitenkant St.
Church Square – 6:00-23:45
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 – 17:45 – 19:15
for 90 minutes
Barnham Rd, use Buitenkant St (open) or Crassula Ave.
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 Roodebloem Rd.
Klipper Rd: Main Rd (M4) to Newlands Ave.
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
*Additional Controlled Roads & Closures:
Contingency closure in case of an emergency on 16 February 2018 (08h00-23h45) will include the following roads:
Barrack Street between Buitenkant and Plein Street
Albertus Street between Buitenkant and Corporation Street
Caledon Street between Buitenkant and Corporation Street
Parade Street between Darling and Caledon Street
Mostert Street between Buitenkant and Plein Street
Buitenkant Street between Darling and Wesley / Mill Street
Darling Street between Adderley Street and Canterbury Street
Adderley Street between Strand & Bureau Street
Longmarket Street between Buitenkant and St Georges Mall / Burg Street / Long Street
Church Street between Burg St and Adderley Street
Burg Street between Wale Street and Longmarket Street
There are also a whole lot of roads you won’t be able to park on, you can see all those here.
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