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Plan your Easter weekend super-early with this just-released list of road closures for the upcoming Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. These are effective on Saturday 4 April 2015.

 

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CLOSURE TIME

Main Road,Newlands
Between Klipper Rd and Letterstedt Road, Claremont
04h00 -06h45
Main Road: Newlands to Plumstead both carriageways
From Letterstedt Rd to Gabriel Rd Athletes will be moved from both sides of the road to the left at Gabriel Road
06h30 -08h15
Main Road: Muizenberg to Fish Hoek
Motorists travelling south and north will be diverted over Boyes Drive to Clairvauz Road and then a stop – go system to Clovelly Road. traffic travelling to and from Kommetjoe / Simonstown Roads through FishHoek will be diverted via Beach Road
07h00 -09h15
Kommetjie Road: Fish Hoek
From Main Road to Corsair Way, Sun Valley, motorists to share westbound (direction Kommetjie) lane. Runners use eastbound lane. Drive with caution.
07h00 -09h30
Corsair Way: Sun Valley 07h00 -10h00
Ou Kaapse Weg
Southbound (direction Fish Hoek) closed between Steenberg and Noordhoek Roads. Northbound traffic diverted via Buller Louw. Stop/Go system for both runners and cars from 09h30. Expect Delays.
07h00 -09h30
Noordhoek Main Road
Northbound lane closed. Traffic to share southbound lane.
07h00 -10h30
Silvermine Road
From Village Lane to Noordhoek Main Road
07h00 -10h30
Chapman’s Peak Drive
Chapman’s Peak Drive will be closed to traffic from 03h30. Spectators permitted to enter from Hout Bay to the various picnic spots from the Hout Bay side only until 07h00.M.
03h30 -12h00
Hout Bay Main Road
From Chapman’s Peak to Victoria Road Circle. Traffic coming into Hout Bay will be detoured away from Victoria Road Circle to Valley and then Disa River Roads. Runners will be on the northbound lane (direction Cape Town).
07h30 -11h30
Hout Bay Road
From Victoria Road Circle to Disa River Road Totally closed to traffic. Runners will be eastbound lane (direction Constantia Nek) i.e. their left
07h45 -12h00
Hout Bay Road
From Disa River Road to Constantia Nek A convoy system for motorists will operate under the direction of the traffic department. Runners will be in eastbound lane (direction Constantia Nek) i.e. their left.
07h45 -12h15
Rhodes Drive: Constantia Nek to Canterbury Road Circle
Both directions
05h30 -13h00
Rhodes Drive: Canterbury Road Circle to Union Ave
Traffic may only travel south. Runners will be in lane heading towards Cape Town (their left). Please note:Kirstenbosch Gardens ^+& Restaurant will be accessible to the public.
06h30 -13h00
M3 – union Avenue: Rhodes Drive / Newlands Ave to UCT
Left lane will be coned off for athletes, right lane will remain open at all times for motorists travellingtowards Cape Town. Please drive cautiously. Please note – Rhodes Memorial Restaurant will be accessible to the public.
06h30 -14h00

Traffic proceeding to the City from the False Bay Areas will be diverted through Fish Hoek along Main Road to Kalk Bay and then along Boyes Drive to Lakeside. From there, drivers will be directed to the Blue Route (M3).
Residents in the following areas are requested not to park along the route and to use alternative side streets for the duration of the race:

  • Between Klipper and San Souci Roads
  • From Atlantic Road, Muizenberg through St James and Kalk Bay until the police station just past Clovelly Road in Fishhoek.
  • Kommetjie Road from 17th Avenue through to Fish Hoek Circle at Main road (runners will be running towards Sun Valley facing traffic within one lane which will be coned off).

Please note that the M3 Nothbound lane will remain open to traffic for the duration of the event

Delays can be expected for the duration of the Old Mutual Two Oceans marathon. We appeal to motorists to avoid using roads leading to the race route. Please comply with the directions given by traffic officers and marshals. Road signs will be in place during the week prior to the race, advising motorists of the road closures.

Photography @SphereZA

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