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These are the road closures expected ahead of 'Tweede Nuwe Jaar' festivities

The City of Cape Town has advised residents and visitors to take note of the temporary road closures scheduled for Saturday, 2 January 2016.

The annual Tweede Nuwe Jaar road procession will take place between 08:00 and 23:59 around the city centre.

Motorists are advised to please plan their trips according to the below schedule:

(Download the documented list and visit the City of Cape Town website or EWN Traffic for more updates.)

  • Keizersgracht Street between Christiaan Street and Sir Lowry Road.
  • Tennant Road (intermittent closure for vehicles) between Keizersgracht and Sir Lowry Road.
  • Sir Lowry Road between Tennant Street and Darling Street.
  • Darling Street between Sir Lowry Road / Keizersgracht and Adderley Street.
  • Primrose Street between Caledon Street and Darling Street.
  • Canterbury Street between Caledon Street and Darling Street.
  • Harrington Street between Caledon Street and Darling Street.
  • Buitenkant Street at Darling Street. (Cross over for pedestrians only).
  • Buitenkant Street between Caledon Street and Castle Street.
  • Parade Street between Caledon Street and Darling Street.
  • Corporation Street at Longmarket street and Darling Street. (Cross over for pedestrians only).
  • Plein Street between Longmarket street and Darling Street.
  • Lower Plein Street between Darling Street and Strand Street.
  • Parliament Street between Longmarket Street and Darling street.
  • Adderley Street between Wale Street and Strand Street.
  • Hout Street between Burg Street and Adderley Street.
  • Church Street betweeb Burg Street and Adderley Street.
  • Longmarket Street between Burg Street and Parliament Street.
  • Wale Street between Adderley Street and Chiappini Street.
  • Queen Victoria between Street Wale Street and Bloem Street.
  • Burg Street at Longmarket Street and Wale Street. (Cross over for pedestrians only).
  • Long Street at Church Street and Wale Street. (Cross over for pedestrians only).
  • Loop Street between Dorp Street and Wale Street.
  • Bree Street between Church Street and Dorp Street.
  • Buitengracht will have intermittent closure for vehicles at Wale Street.
  • Buitengracht Service Road between Dorp Street and Wale Street.
  • Van der Meulen Street between Dorp Street and Wale Street.
  • Rose Street between Wale Street and Strand Street.
  • Heiliger Lane between Chiapinni Street and Buitengracht.
  • Church Street between Chiapinni Street and Buitengracht.
  • Longmarket street between Chiapinni Street and Buitengracht.
  • Shortmarket Street between Chiapinni Street and Buitengracht.
  • Hout Street between Chiapinni Street and Buitengracht.
  • Castle Street between Chiapinni Street and Buitengracht.
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