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Two Oceans Marathon action & road closures

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Months of preparation are about to culminate into the moment of greatness that is the Two Oceans Marathon. This year the theme of the marathon is ‘Run as One’ and some 27 000 runners will be taking part in what is described as the world’s most scenic race. Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has issued a special message wishing all participants well saying, “To the many runners who will debut this wonderful event and to the thousands who take part each year, I send my best wishes to you all. We often see how sporting activities are a great unifier, bringing people from all walks of life and all corners of the world together. This event is one which truly demonstrates how we are all building an inclusive city.” If you too will be cheering on that dedicated runner in your life – here are the spots to check out as well as the detours to use for those not wanting to get caught up in the road closures.

The Two Oceans Marathon Spectators are asked to please obey all officials and marshals and be aware of traffic when supporting the runners. You should also not stand in roadways where vehicles are travelling.

If you’re travelling to the City from the False Bay area you should either travel before 07h00, after 09h15 or use Ou Kaapse Weg, which will have a Stop/Go control for both vehicles and runners between 07h30 and 10h00.


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:

– Main Road between Klipper and San Souci Roads
– Main Road from Atlantic Road, Muizenberg through St James and Kalk Bay until the police station just past Clovelly Road in Fish Hoek.
– Kommetjie Road from 17th Avenue through to the Fish Hoek Circle at Main Road (runners will be running towards Sun Valley facing the traffic within one lane which will be coned off).
Fun Runs Closures and Restrictions: 25 March 2016
Start times:
5.6km – 10h00
2.1km – 12h30
Times and Road Closures:

07h30 – 24h00 – UCT Southern Entrance
From M3 Northbound offramp to UCT Southern entrance

09h30 – 13h30- M3 – Union Avenue
Newlands Forest Fire Station Entrance to UCT
Left lane will be fenced off for athletes, right lane will remain open at all times for motorists travelling towards Cape Town. Please drive cautiously. Please note – Rhodes Memorial Restaurant will be accessible to the public via Newlands Ave / Klipper Rd and Princess Anne Avenue. Direct access from the M3 will only be via the Southbound Carriageway

09h30 – 13h30 – Princess Anne Avenue
Access to and from M3 Northbound closed.
Consolidated Ultra and Half Marathon Road Closures and Restrictions: 26 March 2016

Start Times:
56km: 06H30,
21.1km: 05h50, 06h00 & 06h10
Times and Road Closures

03h30 – 06h45 – Main Road: Newlands
Between Klipper Rd and Letterstedt Road, Claremont

05h30 – 06h45 – Protea Road
Between Main Road and the M3
NB: There will be no access to the M3 via Protea Road & Newlands Road

05h30 – 06h45 – Paradise Road
Protea Road to Edinburgh Drive

05h30 – 08h00 – M3 Southbound
From Princess Anne Ave to Ladies Mile

05h30 – 08h00 – Kendal Road
Between Spaanschemat River Road & Edison Road

06h00 – 08h00 – Spaanschemat River Road
From Doorddrift Road to Ladies Mile Extension

06h15 – 08h30 – Ladies Mile Extension
Between Spaanschemat River Road & Constantia Main Road

06h15 – 08h30 – Parish Road
From Constantia Main Road to Southern Cross Drive

06h15 – 09h00 – Southern Cross Drive
From Hermina Ave to Rhodes Drive

05h30 – 07h15 – 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: Plumstead to Muizenberg
Gabriel Rd to Atalantic Rd – Southbound lane (direction Muizenberg) closed, traffic diverted over Boyes Drive

07h00 – 09h15 – Main Road: Muizenberg to Fish Hoek
Motorists travelling south & north will be diverted over Ou Kaapse Weg. Traffic travelling to and from Kommetjie / Simonstown Roads through Fish Hoek 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 – 09h15 – Road: Muizenberg to Clovelly
From Atlantic Road to Clovelly Road.

07h00 – 10h00 – Corsair Way: Sun Valley
Kommetjie Road to Frigate Crescent. Both lanes closed

07h00 – 10h00 – Frigate Cresent: Sun Valley
Corsair Way to Chebec Crescent

07h00 – 10h00 – Ou Kaapse Weg
Both Directions: Expect Delays – Stop / Go control at Noordhoek Main Rd.

07h00 – 10h30 – Noordhoek Main Road
Northbound lane closed. Traffic to share southbound lane.

07h00 – 10h30 – Silvermine Road
From Village Lane to Noordhoek Main Road

03h30 – 14h00 – 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.

07h30 – 11h30 – 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).
07h45 – 12h00- Hout Bay Road
From Victoria Road Circle to Disa River Road
Totally closed to traffic.
07h45 – 12h15 – 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

05h30 – 13h00 – Rhodes Drive
Constantia Nek to Canterbury Road Circle
Both directions

04h00 – 06h30 – Rhodes Drive
Canterbury Road Circle to Union Ave
Stop-Go traffic can be expected in both directions.

06h30 – 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 – 14h00 – 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 travelling towards Cape Town. Please drive cautiously. Please note – Rhodes Memorial Restaurant will be accessible to the public

06h30 – 14h00 – Princess Anne Avenue
Access to and from M3 Northbound closed. Rhodes Memorial Restaurant will be accessible to the public

Traffic from Hout Bay will be directed in via Pagasvlei Road and Spaanschemat River Road to the M3 and Constantia Road and then to Claremont and Wynberg via Alphen hill Road (Victoria Hospital) between 05h30 and 08h00
Traffic to Hout Bay will be directed from Edison Road and Ladies Mile Roads to Spaanschemat River Road and Pagasvlei Road to
Constantia Road between 05h30 and 08h00.
Please note that the M3 Northbound Carriageway right lane between Rhodes Drive and UCT 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. TRAVELLER24

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