Saturday, 29 July 2023, all roads will be painted red in Johannesburg as thousands of EFF supporters make their way to the 10th anniversary celebration of the party at FNB Stadium in Soweto.
JMPD ANNOUNCES ROAD CLOSURES AHEAD OF EFF EVENT
The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Xolani Fihla has warned that certain roads will be blocked off around the FNB Stadium precinct tomorrow (Saturday, 29 July 2023).
“The gates will open at 08h00 and the event will start at 10h00 finishing at 00h00 the next morning.”
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ROADS AND STREETS DIRECTLY AFFECTED FROM FNB STADIUM
According to Fihla, the following streets and freeways will be affected:
- Nasrec Road, Rifle Range Road, M1 South and North Freeway, N1 South and North Freeway, Landbou Road, Commerce Street, Golden Highway, Aerodrome Road, Adcock Ingram Avenue, Soweto Highway, Booysens Reserve Road, Crownwood Road, Shaft 17, N17 Freeway, Pat Mbatha Bus Way, Treu Road, Recreation Road, Jukskei Drive, Colorado Drive and Amethyst Road.
- Nasrec Road will be converted to form three lanes before, during and after the celebrations. This will be from Adcock Ingram Road to Recreation Road on the Southern Side of the stadium and from the N17 traffic circle to Shaft 17 on the Northern side of the stadium.
- Soweto Highway will be closed off to traffic from 06h00 between the N1 bridge and Mentz Street in Booysens.
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Other road closures will be implemented at:
- Nasrec Road and Shaft 17
- Nasrec Road and Booysens Reserve Road
- Nasrec Road and Landbou Road
- Nasrec Road and Recreation Road
- Booysens Reserve Road and Crownwood Road
- Crownwood Road and Amethyst Road
- Booysens Reserve Road and League Avenue
- Pat Mbatha Bus Way and Treu Road
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APPEAL TO MOTORISTS
“Alternative routes to avoid the FNB Stadium Precinct are the N1 Freeway, the M1 Freeway, the N12 Freeway, Main Reef Road, Aerodrome Road, and Adcock Ingram Avenue. We are appealing to road users to acquaint themselves with the traffic management for the day so they can plan their routes accordingly,” Fihla concluded.
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