Due to road closures and security arrangements, special conditions will be in place for freight movements during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
All deliveries to the Cape Town Stadium will have to proceed through a Logistics Point (Log Point) and Remote Search Park (RSP) before being escorted to the stadium.
Delivery vehicles will be accredited at the Log Point once it is ascertained that the content of the load is correct and is destined for the stadium. From here vehicles will undergo a security check in the RSP before being allowed to enter the security perimeter of the stadium. The security zone that will be in place is shown in Map A
and Map B
Vehicles not allowed to proceed to the stadium will be diverted at the Log Point. No deliveries will be allowed at the stadium within 7 hours of the scheduled kick-off time. General goods deliveries/logistics
Extensive road closures will apply in central Cape Town on match days. Roads that will be closed to the general public, including freight and delivery vehicles, are shown in Map A
and Map B
, and include:
- Ebenezer Road between Port Road and Prestwich Street
- Hertzog Boulevard
- Heerengracht and Adderley Street between Coen Steytler and Strand Street
- Hans Strijdom Avenue
- Western Boulevard up to Beach Road in Three Anchor Bay
- Sections of Waterkant and Riebeeck Street
- Somerset Road from Buitengragt to Ebenezer Road. One carriageway from Ebenezer Road to York Road will be closed with two-way traffic in the southern carriage way for residents’ access
- Sections of Bree, Long and Loop Street around Waterkant Street
- Beach Road from Fritz Sonnenberg Road to Haul Road will be open for two-way traffic on the seaward carriageway. The mountain side carriageway will be open to accredited vehicles only.
- Beach Road from Haul to Portswood Road will be open for one-way traffic towards the CBD.
Roads will be closed from a minimum of 4 hours before the scheduled kick-off time (this could be longer where security considerations apply), until about 4 hours after the final whistle. Road closures will either be “partial” – access only for vehicles with the necessary security clearance and accreditation – or “full” - reserved for pedestrian movement with no vehicles allowed.
Road closures and the high volume of event traffic, including pedestrians, will lead to congestion across the entire city centre, extending into the Green Point and Sea Point areas. While no special restrictions will be placed on general freight movement during the World Cup™, businesses and the logistics industry are advised to schedule goods delivery or collection taking into account the anticipated congestion.
Darling Street between Adderley and Buitenkant Streets together with the side roads giving access to it (see Map B
) will be closed for the duration of the event to facilitate the activities associated with the 2010 FIFA Fan Fest™ at the Grand Parade on every day of the event. This may cause significant congestion in the areas surrounding the Parade for the duration of the event.
Road closures will have the highest impact on Monday 21 June 2010, when the match in Cape Town kicks off at 13h30, and road closures take effect during the morning peak period. On weekdays where matches start at 20h30, the evening peak period will be affected by road closures.
Traffic will be managed to ensure that the impact of additional flows during the event, especially on match days, is limited. The measures that will be employed include:
Port access (Map F)
- School and tertiary education holidays coincide with the event. This will remove learner trips from the peak hour flows and may result in more people taking leave.
- The use of rail is encouraged as the primary means of accessing the city centre. A number of “Event stations” are being promoted with ample parking and additional security for the extended rail services, to be even more attractive for local users and visitors alike.
- Three bus-based park-and-ride facilities will operate on match days.
- Businesses, including the logistics industry, are encouraged to adjust working hours around the expected additional traffic peaks.
Access to the Port through Dock Road will be restricted by the road closures and access control at the V&A Waterfront. The Heerengracht entrance to the harbour will remain open, but is likely to be affected by the higher than usual parking and traffic demand in the area underneath the Foreshore Freeway. The Oswald Pirow access to the Port, along the Table Bay Boulevard (N1), may be affected by additional traffic. The access points to the Port of Cape Town are shown in Map F
While Duncan Road will not be open to general traffic, shuttle buses and coaches will use sections of this road to transport spectators to and from the passenger liners berthed in the Duncan basin. The Marine Drive access to the port will remain open, but may be affected by higher than normal traffic along Marine Drive, heading towards the City Centre.
It is recommended that freight vehicles enter the Port via the Marine Drive access and exit via the Oswald Pirow Street access. Access from the N2 will be affected due to the higher demand expected at the N2 exit at Oswald Pirow Street. Operators usually approaching the port along this route are advised to divert to the N1 earlier (via the M5) to make use of the Marine Drive entrance.