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Road Closure for 56km

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Ou Kaapse Weg Route

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 56km Road Closures

Notice is hereby given that the following roads will be closed on Easter Saturday 26 March 2016.

START TIME:      56KM = 06H30




Main Road: Newlands Between Klipper Rd and Letterstedt Road, Claremont 03h30 – 06h45
Ladies Mile Extension Between Spaanschemat River Road & Constantia Main Road 06h15 – 12h00
Parish Street, Constantia 06h15 – 12h00
Southern Cross Drive From Brommersvlei Rd to Rhodes Drive 06h15 – 12h30
Rhodes Drive Constantia Main Road to Canterbury Drive 05h30 – 13h00
Rhodes Drive Canterbury Drive to Union Avenue 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 -13h00
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 06h30 – 14h00
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 05h30 – 07h15
Main Road: Plumstead to Muizenberg Gabriel Rd to Atalantic Rd - Southbound lane (direction Muizenberg) closed, traffic diverted over Boyes Drive 06h30 – 08h15
Main Road: Muizenberg to Kalk Bay to Fish Hoek Motorists travelling south & north will be diverted over Boyes Drive to Clairvaux Road and then a stop-go system to Clovelly Road between 05h00 and 10h15. 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 – 09h30
Corsair Way: Sun Valley Kommetjie Road to Frigate Crescent. Both lanes closed 07h00 – 10h00
Frigate Cresent Corsair Way to Chebec Crescent 07h00 -10h00
Ou Kaapse Weg Northbound (direction Cape Town) closed between Noordhoek and Steenberg Roads. Northbound traffic to use Main Road. Stop/Go system for both runners and cars from 07h30. Expect delays. 07h30 – 11h00
Steenberg Road From Ou Kaapse Weg to Tokai Road - Northbound lane closed. Southbound Traffic only. 08h00 – 11h15
Orpen Road and Spaanschemat River Road From Tokai Road to Ladies Mile Road - Northbound lane closed. Southbound Traffic only. 08h00 – 11h45

Spectators to please obey all officials and marshalls and be aware of traffic when supporting the runners. Do not stand in roadways where vehicles are travelling.


Traffic proceeding to the City  from the False Bay Areas will be diverted through Fish Hoek along Main Road to Kalk Bay and then along Boyes Drive to Lakeside. From there drivers will be directed to the Blue Route (M3).

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).


  • 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.