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Ultra Marathon

Ultra Marathon

Consolidated Ultra Marathon Road Closures & Restrictions – 20 April 2019: To be confirmed

Road closures for OMTOM 2019 will be confirmed in due course. Should you be worried about how potential road closures may affect you on the day, it may be helpful to see which roads were affected last year by studying the information below. Road closures are likely to follow a similar pattern for 2019. However, nothing can be definitively confirmed at this stage.

Start Times

56km: 06h00

Main Road: Newlands

Between Klipper Rd and Letterstedt Road, Claremont
03h30 – 06h45
Protea Road

Between Main Road and the M3

NB: There will be no access to the M3 via Protea Road & Newlands Road
05h30 – 06h45
Paradise Road

Protea Road to Edinburgh Drive
05h30 – 06h45
M3 Southbound

From Princess Anne Ave to Kendal Road
05h30 – 08h00
Kendal Road

Between Spaanschemat River Road & Edison Road
05h30 – 08h00
Spaanschemat River Road

From Doorddrift Road to Ladies Mile Extension
05h30 – 08h00
Ladies Mile Extension

Between Spaanschemat River Road & Constantia Main Road
06h00 – 08h30
Parish Road

From Constantia Main Road to Southern Cross Drive
06h15 – 08h30
Contstantia Main Road
Between Pagasvlei Road and Constantia Village Shopping Centre Entrance
Both directions – local access only06h15 – 08h00
Southern Cross Drive

From Brommersvlei Rd to Rhodes Drive
06h15 – 09h00
Main Road: Newlands to Plumstead both carriageways

From Letterstedt Rd to Gabriel Rd

Athletes will be moved from both sides of the road to their left at Gabriel Road
05h30 – 07h15
Main Road: Plumstead to Muizenberg

Gabriel Rd to Atlantic Rd - Southbound lane (direction Muizenberg) closed, traffic diverted over Boyes Drive
06h30 – 08h15
Main Road: Muizenberg to Fish Hoek

Local access only between Muizenberg (Atlantic Road) and Kalk Bay (Clairvaux Road).

Motorists travelling south & north will be diverted over Boyes Drive to Clairvaux Road and then a stop-go system will operate between Clairvaux and Clovelly Roads. 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: Sun Valley

Corsair Way to Dory Walk
07h00 – 10h00
Dory Walk: Sun Valley

Frigate Crescent to Chebec Crescent
07h00 – 10h00
Chebec Crescent: Sun Valley

Dory Walk to Dhow Street
07h00 – 10h00
Ou Kaapse Weg

Both Directions: Expect Delays - Stop / Go control at Noordhoek Main Rd
07h00 – 10h00
Noordhoek Main Road

Northbound lane closed. Traffic to share southbound lane. Drive slowly with caution
07h00 – 10h30
Silvermine Road

From Village Lane to Noordhoek Main Road
07h00 – 10h30
Chapman’s Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive will be closed to traffic from 03h30.

Spectators permitted to enter from Hout Bay to the various picnic spots from the Hout Bay side only until 07h00.
03h30 – 12h00
Hout Bay Main Road

From Chapman’s Peak to Victoria Road Circle

Traffic coming into Hout Bay will be detoured away from Victoria Road Circle to Valley and then Disa River Roads. Runners will be in the southbound lane (direction Noordhoek).
07h30 – 11h30
Hout Bay Road

From Victoria Road Circle to Disa River Road

Totally closed to traffic.
07h45 – 12h00
Hout Bay Road

From Disa River Road to Constantia Nek

A convoy system for motorists will operate under the direction of the traffic department. Runners will be in eastbound lane (direction Constantia Nek) i.e. their left
07h45 – 12h15
Rhodes Drive

Constantia Nek to Canterbury Road Circle

Both directions closed to traffic
05h30 – 13h00
Rhodes Drive

Canterbury Road Circle to Union Ave

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 will be accessible to the public
06h30 – 14h00
Princess Anne Avenue

Accesses to and from M3 Northbound closed. Rhodes Memorial will be accessible to the public
06h30 – 14h00

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 should either travel before 07h00, after 09h15 or use Ou Kaapse Weg which will have a Stop/Go control for both vehicles and runners between 07h30 and 10h00.

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:


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.

Alternative Routes

Are you affected by road closures? These alternative routes will help you reach your destination on Race Day.

Alternative Routes for Southbound Traffic normally using the M3
Route 1: General Traffic – 05:30 to 08:00

Nelson Mandela BlvdN2/M3Southbound
Settlers WayN2East BoundHospital Bend
Kromboom ParkwayM5South Bound9B2,00
De Waal Rd (Keep left at Victoria Rd & proceed to Main Rd)M38West BoundDe Waal Rd11,20
Kendal Rd (Cross Main Rd (M4))M38West BoundStraight2,50
Edison DrSouth BoundLeft Turn1,50
Huxley DrWest BoundRight Turn0,50
M3 On Ramp (Exit 16)M3South BoundStraight0,25

Route 2: Emergency Vehicles – up to 06:15

M3 Southbound N2/M3Southbound
Rhodes Ave M63West BoundRight Turn2,50
Canterbury DrSouth BoundLeft Turn0,26
Gloucester AveSouth BoundStraight0,45
Klaasens Rd South BoundStraight1,33
Travato LinkSouth BoundStraight0,55
Waterloo RdSouth BoundStraight1,10
Bower RdSouth BoundStraight/Left0,45
Constantia Main RdM41East BoundLeft Turn0,11
Gabriel RdSouth BoundStraight / Right0,80
Burnham RdSouth BoundRight Turn0,95
Boundary RdSouth BoundStraight/Left0,75
Kendal RdM38West BoundRight Turn1,10
Edison DrSouth BoundLeft Turn0,45
Huxley DrWest BoundRight Turn0,27
M3 On Ramp (Exit 16)M3South BoundStraight

Route 3: Emergency Vehicles – 06:15 to 07:30
General Traffic from vicinity of start – 06:45 to 08:00

M3 Southbound M3Southbound
Paradise Rd M152East BoundLeft Turn0,30
Newlands RdSouth BoundStraight / Right1,30
Herschell WlkWest BoundRight Turn1,10
Travato LinkSouth BoundLeft Turn0,10
Waterloo RdSouth BoundStraight1,10
Bower RdSouth BoundStraight/Left0,45
Constantia Main RdEast BoundLeft Turn0,11
Gabriel RdSouth BoundStraight / Right0,80
Burnham RdSouth BoundRight Turn0,95
Boundary RdSouth BoundStraight/Left0,75
Kendal RdWest BoundRight Turn1,10
Edison DrSouth BoundLeft Turn0,45
Huxley DrWest BoundRight Turn0,27
M3 On Ramp (Exit 16)South BoundStraight

Alternate Routes for Traffic wishing to access the M3 Northbound from Princess Anne Ave or Princess Anne Ave from the M3 Northbound

Princess Anne Ave to M3 Northbound

Newlands AvenueM63Westbound from Klipper Rd
Union AvenueM3NorthboundRight Turn
M3 Northbound to Princess Anne
Newlands AvenueM63EastboundRight Turn

PLEASE NOTE: Through-traffic to Rhodes Memorial will be permitted

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