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Road closures for the U2 concert in Cape Town
Our roads don’t have to be ‘Out of Control’, just because the biggest band in the world is here
Imagine if you were on your way to a U2 concert in Cape Town, but you got stuck in ‘Another Time, Another Place’, because of road closures on Adderley Street. Imagine the look on your face as ‘Fast Cars’ zipped past on roads that were actually open, while you 'Stiiiiill hadn't found the road you're looking for'. 'Where did it all go wrong?'
If you’re lucky enough to have tickets to the U2 concert, on Friday 18th February 2011, rest assured that the City of Cape Town have ensured that the biggest rock band in the world will not be starting ‘With or Wi-hi-hithout You’.
The following roads around the stadium will be closed, and only to be used by permitted drivers, from 06h00 the day before the concert on February 17, until after midnight on February 18:
Fort Wynyard Road, Fritz Sonnenberg Road (between the Metropolitan Golf Club and the entrance to McDonald’s)
Granger Bay Boulevard
On February 18, the following closures will take effect:
Portswood Road and Beach Road (between Haul Road and Portswood Road) – closed from 16h00 until 02h30
Beach Road (between Fritz Sonnenberg Road and Haul Road) – local access only
Vehicles exiting the V&A Waterfront towards Mouille Point can only access Beach Road via Haul Road
The Fritz Sonnenberg Road access to McDonald’s – closed from 06h00 and 02h30 the following morning
From 16h30, there will be no general access to Hertzog Boulevard between Civic Avenue and Heerengracht, on Hans Strijdom or along Adderley Street (between Strand Street and Hertzog Boulevard)
Western Boulevard – closed between the Buitengracht Street and Beach Road intersection at Three Anchor Bay in both directions from 16h00
Sea Point-bound carriageway of Somerset Road – closed between Buitengracht and De Smit streets from 16h00
The CBD-bound carriageway of Main Road (between De Smit Street and Glengariff Road) will also be closed and two-way traffic is to be accommodated on the Sea Point-bound carriageway of Main Road (between De Smit Street and Glengariff Road ) – local access only
Signal Hill Road – closed between 14h00 and midnight
Parking at certain Park-and-Rides or near rail stations is free and additional security will be in place.
Free parking will be available at Athlone (to the east of the station), Brackenfell (on each side of the station; access off Old Paarl Road and Brackenfell Boulevard), Claremont (access off Palmyra Road), Kuils River (on each side of the station; access off New Nooiensfontein Drive), Mitchells Plain (off Hazeldene Avenue), Ottery (each side of the station; access off Panton Road), Retreat (to the west of the station; access off Main Road) and Strand (at the station and municipal offices).
Additional parking for a fee will be available at Century City (Ratanga Junction), Fish Hoek, Goodwood (at GrandWest) and Oostersee (off Mike Pienaar Boulevard in Oostersee Street and at Settlers High School).
You are encouraged to use public and additional event-related transport, in the form of stadium shuttles and Metrorail trains, to ease traffic.
Bus shuttle Park-and-Rides will be available from Kronendal Primary School, Maiden’s Cove, off Victoria Road in Camps Bay and the upper campus of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in Rondebosch. The first set of buses (departing from UCT and Hout Bay) will depart at 14h00 and the last bus before the concert will depart at 21h00. The final return shuttles will leave Main Road, opposite York Road (for Hout Bay) and the Civic Centre Station (for UCT) at 01h00.
For more information, call the City of Cape Town’s Transport Information Centre on +27 (0)800 65 64 63.
For more information on this event, go here.