Check 94.7 road closures

Friday, November 19, 2010

Johannesburg - A number of roads in and around Johannesburg will be closed to traffic for much of Sunday, 21 November, for the annual Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge.

Organisers of this year's Cycle Challenge expect 26 000 cyclists to take to the streets in the world's second largest mass participation cycling event, reports

To ensure the safety of both cyclists and residents, the City of Joburg, the Joburg Metropolitan Police Department, the Joburg Roads Agency and the Gauteng Department of Public Transport, Roads and Works will implement a total road closure on the affected route.

Motorists are advised to familiarise themselves with the 94.7km long route as well as alternative routes they can use on the day.

It will be difficult to travel between the north and south of Johannesburg and motorists are advised to use the N1 and the M1 North as far as possible.

If travelling to Sandton from the north, the best roads to use are Rivonia Road or William Nicol Drive. From Rosebank, use Oxford Road as the entire length of Jan Smuts Avenue will be closed.

Avoid these roads on Sunday, as they will be closed:

- R55 from Maxwell Drive to the intersection of Maxwell Drive Ext from 10am on Saturday to 12 noon on Sunday
- Woodmead Drive south-bound between Maxwell Drive and the M1 South onramp from 12 midnight to 10am
- M1 South between the Buccleuch Interchange and the M2/M1 split from 5am to 12.30pm on Sunday
- St Andrew's Road between the M1 South at the St Andrew's Bridge and York Road from 5am to 12.30pm
- Carse O'Gowrie Road between York Road and Joe Slovo Drive from 5am to 12.30pm
- Joe Slovo Drive between Carse O'Gowrie Road and Joe Slovo off ramp from 5am to 12.30pm
- M2 East between Village Road off ramp and Joe Slovo off ramp from 5am to 12.30pm
- Eloff Street until the Faraday on ramp to Main Road from 5 am to 12.30pm
- Main Road between Eloff Street and Rissik Street from 5 am to 12.30pm
- Rissik Street between Main Road and the Rissik Street off ramp from 5am to 12.30pm
- Carr Street between Miriam Makeba Road and Ntemi Piliso Road between 5am and 1pm
- Bertha Road between Nelson Mandela Bridge and Empire Road from 5am and 1pm
- Jan Smuts Avenue between Empire Road and Bram Fischer Drive from 5.30am to 1.15pm
- Bram Fischer Drive between Jan Smuts Avenue and Homestead Avenue from 5.45am to 1.30pm
- Homestead Avenue between Bram Fischer Drive and Cumberland Street from 5.45am to 1.45pm
- Cumberland Street between Homestead Avenue and Moray Drive from 5.50am to 1.45pm
- Moray Drive between Cumberland Street and Grosvenor Road from 6am to 2pm
- Grosvenor Road between Moray Drive and Douglas Road from 6am to 2pm
- Douglas Road between Grosvenor Road and Witkoppen Road from 6am to 2pm
- Witkoppen Road between Douglas Road and Northumberland Street between 6.15am to 2.15pm
- Northumberland Street between Witkoppen Road and Malibongwe Drive from 6.15am to 2.15pm
- Malibongwe Drive between Witkoppen Road and the R512 from 6.15am to 2.15pm
- R512 between Malibongwe Drive and Lanseria off ramp on the N14 Highway from 6.15am to 2.30pm
- N14 Highway between Lanseria on rap and Diepsloot off ramp from 6.30am to 3pm
- Douglas Road between Diepsloot off ramp and the intersection of Summit Road from 6.45am to 3.30pm
- R511 until R55 from 7am to 4pm
- Summit Road until Maxwell Drive

For more information or to identify where and when road closures will be, or to use the interactive map to plan your journey, go to the