Parliament on road closures for State of the Nation Address

5 Feb 2019

Parliament is hosting the State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday, 7 February 2019 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 5 – 6 February 2019 and full closure around Parliament on 7 February 2019.

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

Road Closures on the DAY (7 February 2019)

18h00 to 19h00

  • Roeland Street: between Buitenkant and Brandweer Streets

17h45 to 19h00 (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

17h00 to 20h00

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

6h00 to 23h45

  • 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

Contingency closure in case of an emergency (8h00 to 23h45)

  • Roads contained in the Parking Restrictions will be closed as required.

Road Closures for REHEARSAL from 17h00 – 23h59 (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

Parking restrictions

In the following areas from midnight (23h59) on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 to 23h45 on Thursday, 7 February 2019:

  • 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 Streets
  • Roeland Street: between Plein and Brandweer Streets
  • Plein Street: between Roeland and Longmarket Streets
  • Spin Street: between Parliament and Plein Streets
  • Parliament Street: between Longmarket and Bureau Streets
  • Hatfield and St John’s Streets: between Roeland and Orange Streets
  • Adderley Street: between Wale and Strand Streets
  • St Mary’s Cathedral Parking Area: between Bouquet and Roeland Streets
  • Gallery Lane
  • Queen Victoria Street
  • Commercial Street: between Buitenkant and Plein Streets
  • Barrack Street: between Buitenkant and Plein Streets
  • Albertus Street: between Buitenkant and Corporation Streets
  • Caledon Street: between Buitenkant and Corporation Streets
  • Mostert Street: between Buitenkant and Plein Streets
  • Longmarket Street: between Buitenkant Street and St. George’s Mall
  • Wale Street up to Queen Victoria Street
  • Hope Street: from Roeland to Wesley Streets
  • Harrington Street: between Roeland and Darling Streets
  • Parade Street: between Darling and Barrack Streets
  • Darling Street: between Parade and Canterbury Streets
  • Glynn and Wesley Streets: between Hope and Buitenkant Streets
  • Buitenkant Street: between Darling and Wesley Streets
  • 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

Parliament apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Enquiries:
Moloto Mothapo 
Cell: 082 370 6930