Full road closures due to Ed Sheeran Concert: JMPD

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The Johannesburg Metro Police Department says there will be full road closures from 10AM on Saturday and Sunday on the Soweto Highway, Golden Highway, Nasrec Road and Booysens Reserve Road.

This as concert goers head to this weekend’s Ed Sheeran Concert at the FNB Stadium in Soweto.

Due to security concerns – following a crime surge at the Global Citizen Festival – concert-goers have been advised to adhere to strict instructions to ensure their safety.

All FNB Stadium precinct roads will be closed.

The drop-off point is in a secure location, with a heavy police contingent. That point is located on the corner of Nasrec 5 and Commerce Street.

JMPD spokesperson, Wayne Minnaar, says they will be out in full force to assist with traffic flow…

“Traffic will be diverted from 10AM on the 23rd and the 24th. Soweto Highway is the one road that we always have to close down because of the big volumes of fans that have to cross over from the parking to get to the stadium. We are going to have three lanes coming in towards the stadium and three lanes away from the stadium. Traffic wardens will be at all of the intersections around the stadium and we will have police officers diverting traffic. We will have crime intervention units on duty and the K9 Unit. It is very important that we focus on safety.”

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