Public urged to assist in smooth traffic flow
By Jurina Nkwazi
22 September 2010
The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Services have called on the public to assist in ensuring a smooth traffic flow at the Africa, Aerospace and Defence Air show 2010 the weekend.
The event hosted by the Air Force Base Ysterplaat opened on Tuesday.
AAD 2010 is an international showcase of civilian and military aviation, maritime and land-based defence and security related technologies.
The Static and Dynamic air show will open to the public on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 September. A crowd of 50 000 per day is expected to attend the show.
The public will also be able to view naval vessels from the Indian, Brazilian as well as the South African navies which will be berthed at the V & A Waterfront.
The public have been asked to purchase their tickets in advance at discounted prices from Cape Town Tourism and NSRI offices as well the SA Air Force Museum at the Air Force Base Ysterplaat.
The City of Cape Town will oversee a traffic management plan for the event.
Parking will be available for the public around the Ysterplaat area.
A ‘stop & drop’ area for public transport is allocated at the William Mason Road gate. To ensure emergency vehicular access, no parking will be allowed within 50m of the main entrance gate in Piet Grobler Street.
An additional parking area and shuttle from Ratanga Junction to the Air Force base is also available on the two days.
Motorists are urged to be patient as there will be congestion along the N1, Koeberg Road and at the Interchange.