<div class="ExternalClass16ABF4E109B04C75B106A7912DC6F001"><p>​</p><em>City streets are set to explode with colour, floats and dancers when the Cape Town Carnival takes over the Fan Walk on Saturday 15 March. </em><p>The City of Cape Town will implement road closures and transport plans for the event. Read more below:</p><p>Another of the Mother City's annual events, the Cape Town Carnival, will take place this weekend.</p><p>The Fan Walk will open from 15:00 and be filled with fun, food and carnival goers enjoying more than 2 000 brightly costumed performers, musicians, and spectacular large scale floats. </p><p>The carnival parade begins at 19:30, and from 22:00 DJ Fresh and international sensation Mi Casa will rock the free after party. </p><p>The theme for this year's parade is "Imagine" and pays homage to the City's title as World Design Capital (WDC) 2014.  The carnival is an official WDC 2014 event, as it provides the opportunity for a shared celebration of cultural diversity and expression of creativity.  The Cape Town Carnival makes design visible, participative and fun, and inspires people who have first-hand experience of design and creative expression.</p><p>'The carnival is a colourful expression of our diverse communities. It is a celebration of the way in which residents and the City can work and come together to experience and celebrate the cultural diversity of our city,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing, Councillor Grant Pascoe.</p><p>He encouraged residents to come out in their numbers in support of the carnival and be a part of the celebration.</p><p>To prepare for the build-up to this event, the following road closures will be in place:</p><table width="100%" cellspacing="0" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.33%;"><strong>Affected Roads</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.33%;"><strong>Between</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.33%;"><strong>Saturday 15 March 2014 - Sunday 16 March 2014</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Somerset Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Intersection of Buitengracht Street and Somerset Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Chiappini Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hospital Street and Somerset Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00 </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Chiappini Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Waterkant and Somerset Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hudson Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Waterkant and Somerset Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Dixon Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">At Somerset Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prestwich Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bennett Street and Chiappini Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">08:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Alfred Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Schiebe Street and Somerset Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Alfred Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prestwich Street and Somerset Road (Pavement driveway for Rockwell Hotel)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">17:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Alfred Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prestwich Street and Hospital Street </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">16:00 - 01:00 (Friday 14 March – Sunday 16 March)</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Napier Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">At Somerset Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Moreland Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Napier Street and Somerset Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">De Smit Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">At Somerset Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ebenezer Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">At Prestwich Street</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Highfield Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Highfield Road and Somerset Road (limited access from 14:00-17:00)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Boundary Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Intersection at Somerset Road (limited access from 14:00-17:00)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wessels Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Intersection at Somerset Road (limited access from 14:00-17:00)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Exhibition Terrace</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Intersection at Main Road (limited access from 14:00-17:00)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ashstead Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Intersection at Main Road (limited access from 14:00-17:00)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Somerset Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">CBD-bound carriageway at intersection of Ashstead Road, Granger Bay Boulevard and Somerset Road (limited access from 14:00-17:00)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Granger Bay Boulevard</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Helen Suzman Boulevard traffic circle to Main Road (limited access from 14:00-17:00)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Somerset Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Highfield Road and Vesperdene Road, Sea Point-bound carriage way</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Main Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Sea Point-bound carriageway between Upper Portswood Road and York Road</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">14:00 - 01:00</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Main Road </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Intermittent closures of York Road and Main Road, city bound traffic diverted onto Helen Suzman Boulevard</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">19:00 - 01:00</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Permit holders can gain access to the following controlled-access vehicle corridors in Somerset Road:</p><p>·         Between Upper Portswood Road and Vesperdene Road;</p><p>·         Between Exhibition Terrace and Ashstead Road;</p><p>·         Between Son Vida vehicle entrance gate and Boundary Road</p><p><strong>Impact of Road Closures</strong></p><p>Public transport services that, for any portion of their routes, operate along closed or restricted roads may have some route section deviations. Normal scheduled bus services will be affected by these road closures in the Green Point area as well as the CBD from 14:00.</p><p><strong>Parking </strong></p><p>Parking restrictions will be enforced in residential areas adjacent to the Fan Walk from 00:00 (midnight) Friday 14 March, to 01:00 on 16 March 2014. Motorists are advised to obey the signage.</p><p>On-street parking in the CBD will be available but no additional security will be provided. Parking tariffs will apply until 13:00 when on-street parking becomes free of charge.</p><p>Free parking is available at the Foreshore and at Culemborg.</p><p><strong>People living with disabilities</strong></p><p>Dedicated parking has been allocated at Gallows Hill. Only people with an official disability permit from the City will be allowed to park in this dedicated parking area.</p><p><strong>MyCiTi</strong></p><p>Normal services will continue to operate at the non-peak frequency until the last Route T01 bus departs from Waterfront at 01:00 on Sunday, 16 March 2014.  </p><p>The last bus of all Inner City services (except Routes A01, 113 and 108a) and West Coast services (except Routes T03 and 251) will depart subsequent to the arrival of the last T01 bus at Civic Centre Station.    </p><p>The section of Somerset Road between Buitengragt and Granger Bay Boulevard will be closed.  As a result, the Routes 108 and 109 (Hout Bay) services will be diverted onto Hans Strijdom Avenue, Helen Suzman Boulevard and Beach Road during the road closure period.  The two Hout Bay services will continue as normal from Three Anchor Bay Road onto Sea Point Main Road. </p></div><img alt="" height="493" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/News%20Images/CPT_Carnival.jpg?Width=400&Height=493" width="400" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2014-03-12T22:00:00Z

 

 

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