SINGAPORE - Traffic along several roads and lanes near the Padang will be affected by arrangements for the National Day Parade Preview on Saturday (Aug 1).
The following lanes and roads listed will be closed to vehicular traffic during the stipulated timings.
In addition, there will be changes in traffic direction along the following roads on Saturday:
(i) Vehicular traffic along the carriageway of Stadium Crescent in the direction of Stadium Walk (between Stadium Way and Stadium Walk) shall become a 2-way road during the following times:
(a) from 12.01am to 4.30am; (b) from 7.30am to 8.30am; and (c) from 8pm to 2am the following day.
(ii) Vehicular traffic along Jalan Dua shall become a 2-way road during the following times:
(a) from 7am to 8am; and (b) from 11.30pm to 12.30am the following day.
(iii) Vehicular traffic along Stadium Walk (between car park 4 and Stadium Walk) shall become a 2-way road during the following times:
(a) from 7.30am to 8.30am; (b) from 12pm to 4pm; (c) from 8pm to 10pm; and (d) from 11pm to 11.59pm
(iv) From 12pm to 11pm, vehicular traffic along Raffles Link in the direction of Raffles Avenue will be reversed to allow access into Raffles Boulevard.
(v) Vehicular traffic along Coleman Lane will be reversed to allow access into Coleman Street from 1.30pm to 2.30pm; and again from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.
Public bus services affected by the road closures will be diverted. Those travelling to the affected areas are strongly advised to use public transport
Traffic delays are expected along North Bridge Road, Beach Road, Bras Basah Rd, Hill Street, Cecil Street, Collyer Quay, Battery Road, Bayfront Avenue, Marina Boulevard, Marina Gardens Drive, Marina Mall, Mountbatten Road, Tanjong Rhu Road, Rhu Cross, Stadium Crescent, Stadium Walk and Stadium Way.
Those proceeding to the vicinity of Suntec City and Marina Square are advised to use alternate routes via ECP, Sheares Avenue or Rochor Road.
Those heading to Sports Hub are advised to use Stadium Road via Nicoll Highway in the direction of Guillemard Road, and to use Stadium Way to get to Singapore Indoor Stadium and its vicinity.
Those proceeding to Marina Bay Sands should use Bayfront Avenue, in the direction of Marina Boulevard via Temasek Avenue in the direction of Bayfront Avenue.
Security checks will be conducted on ticket-holders and their personal belongings.
Containers containing liquid, aerosol or gel of more than 100ml will be subjected to additional checks. Canned drinks and canned items will not be allowed into the venue.
Each ticket holder will receive a NDP Fun Pack that includes bottles of water, packet drinks and light snacks.
As City Hall MRT, Promenade MRT and Bayfront MRT Stations are expected to be very crowded during dispersal, police urge commuters to head towards Raffles Place MRT, Esplanade MRT, Bugis MRT or Clarke Quay MRT stations instead.
Call 1800-637 2015 for further enquiries on the event and road closures.