2017 Comrades Marathon Road Closures
May 17, 2017  

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that new road closures are in place for Comrades weekend this year, in lieu of the change of finish venue. The annual footrace takes place on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

Being an up-run, the race starts at 05h30 outside the Durban City Hall and finishes 12 hours later at the Home of the Golden Horse Casino, 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.”

James has apologised for any inconvenience to the affected residents, saying, “The Comrades Team has already dropped off notices at homes and businesses along the affected route. We greatly value the cooperation of all residents. We look forward to hosting the 92nd Comrades Marathon finish at the new venue and anticipate a phenomenal day for all of our stakeholders, and especially the citizens of Pietermaritzburg.”

2017 COMRADES MARATHON ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULE

   
       

Saturday, 3 June 2017

     
       

AREA

 

CLOSE

OPEN

       

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

       

Cowies Hill

 

04h30

08h30

       

Pinetown & Fields Hill

 

04h45

09h15

       

Kloof

 

05h00

10h00

       

Hillcrest

 

05h30

11h00

       

Botha's Hill

 

05h40

11h30

       

Drummond

 

06h00

12h30

       

Cato Ridge

 

07h00

14h30

       

Camperdown

 

07h30

15h00

       

Umlaas Road

 

07h45

16h00

       

Lion Park

 

08h00

16h30

       

Ashburton

 

09h00

17h30

       

Polly Shortts

 

09h00

18h00

       

Pietermaritzburg - CB Downes Road, Gladys Manzi Road (Murray Road), Cleland Road, Blackburrow Road, Fairfield Ave, Ridge Road, Harwin Road, Taylor Road

09h00

18h30