The Pretoria Art Museum in Arcadia will be temporarily closed because of the presidential inauguration taking place at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
“Due to the close proximity of the museum to Loftus, its operations will be affected,” said Tshwane metro spokesperson Lindela Mashigo.
He said the museum’s parking area and a Speakers Corner event at the Arcadia Park were reserved for inauguration guests to park at and walk to the stadium.
“Several streets around and leading to the host venue will be closed as from Friday at 15:00 until Saturday evening at 22:00,” Mashigo said.
The museum closure, however, will be made up to patrons when the metro offers free entry into the museum until Sunday.
“The free entrance offer started on 16 May 2019 and is scheduled to end on Saturday,” he said.
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Mashigo said it was in line with the commemoration of international museum day.
“The city apologises for the inconvenience that might arise as a result of this arrangement.”
Metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said the streets which would be closed were:
Soutpansberg Road and Gordon Street
Soutpansberg Road and Wren Street
Woodlands Drive and Gordon Street
Soutpansberg Road and Tom Jenkins Drive
Soutpansberg Road and Van der Merwe Street
Soutpansberg Road and Nuffield Street
Soutpansberg Road and Parker Street
Rose Street and Parker Street
North Street and Nuffield Street
Van der Merwe Street and North Street
Lys Street and 18th Avenue
Kieser Street and Lys Street
Russel Street and Tom Jenkins Drive
Eastwood Street and Government Avenue
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Eastwood Street and Francis Baard Street
Orient Street and Francis Baard Street
Arcadia Street and Hill Street
Park Street and Hill Street
University Road and Burnett Street
Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
Lynnwood Road and Jan Shoba Street
Lynnwood Road and University Road
University Road and Walton Jameson Avenue
University Road and Justice Mahomed Street
Jorissen Street and Walton Jameson Avenue
Bond Street and Walton Jameson Avenue
Villa Street and Walton Jameson Avenue
Brecher Street and Walton Jameson Avenue
Ivy Street and Maple Street
Myrtle Street and Maple Street
Park Street and Beckett Street
Arcadia Street and Beckett Street
Farenden Street and Francis Baard Street
Kirkness Street and Park Street
Kirkness Street and Bond Street
Kirkness Street and Lynnwood Road
Bond Street and Farenden Street
Farenden Street and Park Street
Ayton Street and Farenden Street
Soutpansberg Road at the entrance of Rietondale Park for the park and ride.
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