There will be no major traffic delays in Durban during the UN climate change conference which starts on Monday, according to a city official.
“Plans have been put into place to manage traffic during this period,” said eThekwini Transport Authority road systems manager, Carlos Esteves.
However, he warned motorists the city would be increasingly busy during the conference, as thousands of people are expected to attend the United Nations 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) on climate change.
Esteves said Walnut Road, Bram Fischer to AB Xuma and one lane on Bram Fischer, Stalwart Simelane and AB Xuma around the ICC would be closed for the entire duration of the conference.
“The area immediately around the ICC precinct will also be completely closed to traffic … up until 12 December, but other than that it’s business as usual,” he said.
He said travel on the city’s People Mover buses would be free for accredited delegates.
“The general public will have access to parking at the various parking garages in the city and open parking along the beachfront. From there, a short walk or use of the People Mover will get them to the CCR Expo site.”
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