Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

Comrades Marathon road closures affecting Durban and Pietermaritzburg

Comrades Marathon road closures 2019Be aware of all road closures in Durban and Pietermaritzburg this weekend.

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The Comrades Marathon celebrates its 94th anniversary this coming weekend – if you’re a supporter or a commuter, it’s important to take note of the following road closures.

The Comrades Marathon, which was established almost a
century ago, is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race. The
spectacular event, which draws entrants from across the globe to KwaZulu-Natal
on 9 June, is regarded as one of the most gruelling tests of human endurance.

With a scenic route that stretches 87 kilometres between
Durban and Pietermaritzburg, the Comrades Marathon is as equally challenging as
it is scenic. This year, the race taking place will be an ‘Up Run’ – starting in

Read: Comrades Marathon – Winners and record-holders of the ultimate human race

Naturally, the Comrades Marathon, which, this year, is run under
the banner of Sizonqoba (Together We Are Triumphant), draws thousands of spectators
to the heart of KwaZulu-Natal. As expected with an event of this magnitude,
road closures, both in the metros of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, as well as
along the highway route, will begin on Saturday; will full restrictions impacting
motorists on Sunday.

Below is a comprehensive list of all Comrades Marathon road
closures which will be implemented on Saturday 8 June and on Sunday 9 June.

Comrades Marathon road closures in Durban: Saturday and

  • Dr Pixley Ka Seme Street between Dorothy Nyembe Street and Samora Machel Street, from 5pm-7am
  • Samora Machel Street between Monty Naicker Street and Anton Lembede Street, from midnight to 7am
  • Sherwood, 45th Cutting, from 4am-7.30am
  • Cowies Hill, from 4.30am-8.30am
  • Pinetown and Fields Hill, from 4.45am-9.15am
  • Kloof, from 5am-10am
  • Hillcrest, from 5.30am-11am
  • Bothas Hill, from 5.40am-11.30am
  • Drummond, from 6am-12.30pm
  • Cato Ridge, from 7am-2pm
  • Camperdown, from 7.30am-2.30pm
  • Umlaas Road ,from 8am-3.55pm
  • Lion Park, from 9am-4pm
  • Ashburton, from 9am-5pm
  • Polly Shortts, from 9am-6pm

Comrades Marathon road closures in Pietermaritzburg: Saturday
and Sunday

  • CB Downes Road
  • Gladys Manzi Road
  • Cleland Road
  • Blackburrow Road
  • Fairfield Avenue
  • Ridge Road
  • Harwin Road
  • Taylor Road

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