Final Draw Leads to Road Closures
While Cape Town is gearing itself for the Final Draw of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, which is scheduled for December 4 2009 and promises to be a hell of a party, locals and tourists have to keep in mind that various roads in the city center will be closed from November 30 to December 7. The road closures are necessary to give event organisers and various City and Provincial services the opportunity to prepare and secure the various participating venues.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these street closures and wish to thank all Capetonians in advance for their co-operation,” says Chief Inspector Merle Lourens of Cape Town Traffic Services. “To minimise traffic disruptions, Cape Town Traffic services will be on duty to redirect motorists and pedestrians. There will also be sufficient signage advising of alternative routes.
“We urge all businesses to arrange for stock to be delivered before December 4 in order to prevent traffic congestion on the day of the Final Draw,” she says.
Road closures Final Draw event at Cape Town International Convention Centre: * There will be intermittent road closures on the Foreshore in the area of Lower Long Street, Coen Steytler and Cullinan Street (from 09:00 on Monday November 30 to 05:00 on Monday December 7)
Road closures Long Street 2010 music festival: * For the Long Street Festival, there will be a partial closure of Long Street from Buitensingel to Buiten Street only (from 13:00 on November 30 to 05:00 on December 7). Although these roads will be closed for traffic, pedestrians will still have access to sidewalks.
* There will be road closures in the area bound by Queen Victoria Street, Green Street, Buitensingel, Loop Street and Dorp Street (From 01:00 on December 4 to 12:00 on December 5).
On-street stopping or parking will not be permitted on Long Street from Buitensingel to Buiten Street from 18:00 on Wednesday, December 2 until Saturday, December 5 at 12:00.
NOTE: Buiten Street, Bloem Street, Pepper Street, Leeuwen Street, Wale Street, Keerom Street and Vredenburg Lane will also be affected.
For more information on the road closures, please contact the following event operators:
*Festive Lights road closures only, please contact Out the Box, 021 448 8891
*Long Street road closures only, please contact Maxpo, 072 324 2476
*CTICC and foreshore closures only, please contact ESP Afrika, 021 422 5651
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