Friday, November 24, 2006

Festive season hits the Mother City

By Tarryn Le Chat
24 November 2006

The City of Cape Town is fully geared to handle the influx of people on the 26th of November. The executive mayor, Helen Zille, will officially launch the Mother City holiday season with the switch on of the Festive Lights in Adderley Street.

During this period, numerous roads will be closed and parking bays will be allocated at designated areas. No access will be granted in Adderley Street – for parking – from 7am till midnight.

All side streets leading into Adderley Street will also be closed. Special parking will be made available on the Grand Parade and in Queen Victoria and Wale streets.

Two main events on this day will be the family carnival and the main concert followed, by a community parade at Heerengracht Fountain in Adderley Street.

The closure points are: Adderley & Bureau Street; Adderley & Hout Street; Adderley & Strand street, Adderley & Riebeek street; Hans Strijdom & Long Street; Heerengreacht & Hertzog Boulevard; DF Malan & Hertzog Boulevard; Civic Road & Hertzog Boulevard; Plein & Strand street; Plein & Darling Street; Longmarket & Parliament Street; St George’s & Longmarket Street; Burg and Longmarket street; Burg & Hout Street; St George’s & Strand Street; Long & Strand Street; St George’s & Riebeek Street; St George’s & Hout Street; Waterkant & Riebeek Street; Long & Riebeek Street.

Provision has been made for medical services as well as information / lost and found facilities at both entertainment areas. Temporary toilet facilities, including facilities for the disabled, will be available at designated locations.

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