The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that new road closures are in place for Comrades weekend this year, due to the change of finish venue.
Being an up-run, the race starts at 05h30 outside the Durban City Hall and finishes 12 hours later at the Scottsville Racecourse.
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has confirmed the following road closures for Comrades weekend, 3 and 4 June 2017. James has asked that residents in the finish venue precinct take heed of the route changes as certain roads in the last 7km of the route will be most affected by the closure.
He says, “Road closures will take effect from the top of Polly Shortts to CB Downes Road (R103) direction Pietermaritzburg, as well as Gladys Manzi Road (previously Murray Road) and Cleland Road. Blackburrow Road, Fairfield Avenue, Ridge Road, New England Road, Harwin Road and Taylor Street will also be affected.”
|2017 COMRADES MARATHON ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULE|
|Saturday, 3 June 2017|
|Durban – Dr Pixley Ka Seme Str. (West Str.)|
|between Dorothy Nyembe Str. (Gardiner Str.) &||17h00||07h00|
|Samora Machel Str. (Aliwal Str.)|
|Durban – Samora Machel Str. (Aliwal Str.)||00h00||07h00|
|between Monty Naicker Str. (Pine Str.) &|
|Anton Lembede Str. (Smith Str.)|
|Sunday, 4 June 2017|
|Sherwood – 45th Cutting||04h00||07h30|
|Pinetown & Fields Hill||04h45||09h15|
|Pietermaritzburg – CB Downes Road, Gladys Manzi Road (Murray Road), Cleland Road, Blackburrow Road, Fairfield Ave, Ridge Road, Harwin Road, Taylor Road||09h00||18h30|
For more information, visit http://comrades.com/.