Cape Town Cycle Tour prompts road closures

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The City of Cape Town has advised motorists to use alternative routes during the Cape Town Cycle Tour which is taking place Sunday.

Thousands of professional cyclists and enthusiasts are expected to participate in the iconic annual race.

Authorities are on high alert, with more than 500 law enforcement staff on duty.

Meanwhile, over three- million litres of water has been brought in from outside the province and introduced into the municipal grid to offset the increase in water usage by visitors.

City traffic spokesperson, Maxine Jordaan says roads such as Darling Street and Helen Suzman in the CBD and Chapman’s Peak Drive will be closed for most of the day, while roads in Wynberg, Muizenberg and Tokai, will also be affected.

“To accommodate the Cape Town Cycle Tour, temporary road closures will be affected along the cycle tour route. We’re also appealing to all residents in Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay and Sea Point – including Victoria Road and Beach Road – not to park along the main road. Please use alternative side roads or designated parking areas. A detailed breakdown of the road closures is available on the city’s website.”