The City of eThekwini will host two major events this Sunday, 22 May 2016, at its Moses Mabhida and Absa Stadiums. The National Prayer Day takes place at the Absa Stadium from 9am while the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk is scheduled to start at Ushaka Marine World, proceeding north on the beachfront promenade and finishes at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
 
In preparation for the event, the City will temporarily close and/or restrict traffic on a number of roads, around the stadiums and on the Big Walk routes. The closures and restrictions will impact on traffic flow. Motorists are asked to please plan their trips accordingly.
 
The City is expecting an excess of tens of thousands of people to attend both events.
 
The following roads will be temporarily closed and or restricted to traffic:
From 05h00 until ±12h30
1. Masabalala Yengwa (NMR) Avenue (south bound) from Smiso Nkwanyana (Goble) Road to Sandile Thusi (Argyle) Road.
2. Masabalala Yengwa (NMR) Avenue (north bound) from Sandile Thusi (Argyle) Road to Isaiah Ntshangase (Walter Gilbert) Road
From 06h00 until ±12h30
1. Snell Parade from Athlone Drive to Battery Beach Road.
2. Athlone Drive between Masabalala Yengwa (NMR) Ave and Snell Parade
3. M4 (north bound) offramp to Athlone Drive
4. M4 (south bound) offramp to Athlone Drive
5. M4 (south bound) onramp to Riverside Road (for 15km & 20 km walkers) [Roadway open to traffic at 11h30]
6. M4 (north bound) onramp to Riverside Road (for 15km & 20 km walkers) [Roadway open to traffic at 11h30]
7. Masabalala Yengwa (NMR) Avenue (south bound) two lanes from Athlone Drive to Smiso Nkwanyana (Goble) Road – All vehicles to go west upon Smiso Nkwanyana (Goble) Road
8. Battery Beach Road / Snell Parade [at the traffic circle] – Controlled Access to the parking at the Mustering Fields
Recommended Route to and from Parking Areas
Park at the Finish (recommended option)
P1 – Located at the Mustering Fields (cnr of Masabalala Yengwa (NMR) and Battery Beach Rd).
• Take Sandile Thusi (Argyle) Road, turn left into Sylvester Ntuli Road, left into Snell Parade, left into Battery Beach Road to enter the parking area.
OR
• Take Sandile Thusi (Argyle) Road, turn left into the old Natal Command Base, over the bridge across the M4 into the Mustering Fields.
P2 – Overflow parking located at the underground parking area at the Moses Mabhida Stadium (Isaiah Ntshangase Rd (Walter Gilbert Rd).
• Take Umgeni Road, pending the direction you are coming from turn left or right into Isaiah Ntshangase Rd (Walter Gilbert Rd) and right (opposite the old Virgin Active) to enter the underground parking area.
 
Park At The Start
P3 – uShaka Marine World - Parking A (Between Albert Terrace and Southampton Rd).
• There are no road closures in effect in the immediate vicinity, however expect delays in respect of increased traffic. The best route would be to take Mahatma Ghandi, turn left into Southampton Road to enter the parking area.
P4 – uShaka Marine World – Parking C (Between Camperdown Rd and Browns Rd).
• There are no road closures in place, however expect delays in respect of increased traffic. The best route would be to take Mahatma Ghandi, turn left into Browns Rd and left to enter the parking area.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications Unit, Tozi Mthethwa.
 
For more information members of the media can contact Thulani Mbatha on 031 311 4820 or email: thulani.mbatha1@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za
 
21/05/2016
 
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