Parliament on road closures for 2020 State of the Nation Address

11 Feb 2020

Parliament will be hosting the State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday, 13 February 2020 at 19:00. Due to this Ceremony of State, Cape Town motorists and pedestrians are advised of temporary road closures and parking restrictions in and around Parliament from 11 – 12 February 2020 and full closure around Parliament on 13 February 2020.

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

Roads to be closed for rehearsals 

From 17h00 – 23h59 on 11 – 12 February 2020 

  • Buitenkant street: between Roeland and Strand Street
  • Roeland Street: between Plein and Buitenkant Street
  • Plein Street: between Roeland and Longmarket Street
  • St John’s Street: between Vrede and Roeland Street
  • Hope Street: between Roeland and Glynn Street
  • Commercial Street: between Buitenkant and Plein Street
  • Bureau Street: between Adderley and Parliament Street
  • Spin / Mostert Street: between Corporation and Parliament Street
  • Parliament Street: from the gates of Parliament to Longmarket Street
  • Lower Buitenkant Street: between Strand and Darling Street
     

Parking restrictions

In the following areas from midnight (23:59), Tuesday

11 February 2020 to 23:45 on Thursday, 13 February 2020:

  • Glynn and Wesley Street: between Hope and Buitenkant Street
  • Buitenkant Street: between Glynn and Wesley Street
  • Vrede Street: between St John’s and Hope Street
     

Parking restrictions apply to the following areas 

From 23h59 on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 To 23h45 on Thursday, 13 February 2020

  • Klipper Road: between Main Road and M3
  • M3: between Princess Anne Avenue and Philip Kgosana Drive(De Waal Drive)
  • Princess Anne Avenue, Newlands
  • Church Square, corner of Spin and Parliament Street
  • Roeland Street: between Plein and Brandweer Street
  • Plein Street: between Roeland and Longmarket Street
  • Spin Street: between Parliament and Plein Street
  • Parliament Street: between Longmarket and Bureau Street
  • Hatfield and St John’s Streets: between Roeland and Orange Street
  • Adderley Street: between Wale and Longmarket Street
  • St Mary’s Cathedral Parking Area: between Bouquet and Roeland Street
  • Gallery Lane
  • Queen Victoria Street
  • Commercial Street: between Buitenkant and Plein Street
  • Barrack Street: between Buitenkant and Plein Street
  • Albertus Street: between Buitenkant and Corporation Street
  • Caledon Street: between Buitenkant and Corporation Street
  • Mostert Street: between Buitenkant and Plein Street
  • Longmarket Street: between Buitenkant and St George’s Mall
  • Wale Street up to Queen Victoria Street
  • Hope Street from Roeland to Wesley Street
  • Longmarket to Barrack Street
  • Darling Street: between Corporation and Buitenkant Street
  • Corporation Street: between Longmarket and Barrack Street
  • Avenue Street and Paddock Street
  • Church Street from St George’s Mall to Adderley Street
  • Longmarket Street from St George’s Mall to Adderley Street
  • Shortmarket Street and St George’s Mall
     

Temporary road closures 

On 13 february 2020 from 06:00 to 23:45 

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

Road closure: 

17h00 to 20h00 on 13 February 2020

  • Buitenkant Street between Roeland and Strand Street

Road closure: 

17:45 to 19:30 on 13 February 2020

  • 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
     

Road closure: 

18h00 to 19h30 on 13 February 2020

  • Roeland Street: between Buitenkant and Brandweer Street

Contingency closure in case of an emergency on 13 February 2020 (8h00 – 23h45)

In case of an emergency, the following roads which are listed under Parking restrictions will also be closed:

  • Plein Street: between Roeland and Longmarket Street
  • Parliament Street: between Longmarket and Bureau Street
  • Adderley Street: between Wale and Longmarket Street
  • Commercial Street: between Buitenkant and Plein Street
  • Barrack Street: between Buitenkant and Plein Street
  • Albertus Street: between Buitenkant and Corporation Street
  • Caledon Street: between Buitenkant and Corporation Street
  • Mostert Street: between Buitenkant and Plein Street
  • Wale Street up to Queen Victoria Street
  • Longmarket to Barrack Street
  • Corporation Street: between Longmarket and Barrack Street
  • Church Street from St George’s Mall to Adderley Street
  • Shortmarket Street and St George’s Mall

Parliament apologises for any inconvenience caused to members of the public by the temporary road closures 

Enquiries:
Moloto Mothapo
Cell: 082 370 6930