Merrydale Avenue closure

The Hazeldene Shuttle Services Taxi Association has secured an alternative route for taxi commuters during the Open Streets event in Merrydale Avenue in Portland on Sunday April 3.

The event will be held from noon to 5pm, during which time, Merrydale Avenue – from Westpoort Drive to Oxford Street – will be closed to traffic.

This will affect all commuters travelling from Kimberley Way, Montagu Way, Durban Way, Tulbach Road and Merrydale Avenue. The association has worked out alternative routes to satisfy the needs of commuters.

Open Streets is a worldwide movement of citizens who are reclaiming their streets as public spaces.

The Open Streets event is a day event where a road is closed off to motorised transport and open to the community to engage in recreational activity. It includes a range of games, skateboarding, rollerskating, cycling, sports and entertainment by musicians and dancers.