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Road closures for Standard Bank IRONMAN Africa Championships 2018

By Jesica Slabbert - Apr 14, 2018
Road closures for Standard Bank IRONMAN Africa Championships 2018

In lieu of the 2018 Standard Bank IRONMAN Africa Championship that will be taking place in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday and Sunday, a number of Port Elizabeth roads will be blocked off for the athletes.

The corporate Ironman Challenge will take place on Saturday and the full Ironman Challenge will take place on Sunday.

Full road closures will come into effect from 5am until midnight: 

• Marine Drive from Lodge Road to Summerstrand Hotel
• 2nd Avenue from Brighton Drive to Marine Drive
• Admiralty Way from Marine Drive to University Way

There will be a controlled crossover point at Brighton Drive/Admiralty Crescent.

Partial road closures in effect from 5am until midnight:

  • Marine Drive from Walmer Boulevard to La Roche Drive
  • Marine Drive from La Roche Drive to Lodge Road.


Full road closures that will be in effect from 5am until 5pm:

• Marine Drive from Summerstrand Hotel to Schoenmakerskop.
• Victoria Drive from Schoenmakerskop to Glendore Road intersection
• Sardinia Bay Road
• Heron Road
• Seaview Road from Heron Road to Van Reenen Road, Seaview
• Elizabeth Road/Beachview Divisional Road from Seaview Road to Beachview Drive, Beachview, Maitlands area.

After 5pm access to Summerstrand/City will be via the NMMU back gate.

Controlled access will be in place at the following locations:

  • To and from Pine Lodge only via the NMMU back gate on Marine Drive
  • To and from the Sardinia Bay Golf Estate& Club from Seaview/Heron Road intersection

See attached the routes for cycling and running.

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