SINGAPORE - Roads near the Parliament House will be closed to traffic during the early morning hours of Friday, March 27, to facilitate the rehearsal for the State funeral procession of Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
The affected roads are: North Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, High Street and Parliament Place. The time of the road closure will be between 12.01am and 5am.
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Here is the media statement from the Singapore Traffic Department and Singapore Police Force:
TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE REHEARSAL OF THE STATE FUNERAL OF FOUNDING PRIME MINISTER LEE KUAN YEW
The rehearsal for the State Funeral Procession of Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew will take place on Friday, 27 March 2015 from 12.01am to 5.00am.
The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic during the stipulated timings:
1. South Bridge Road (between North Boat Quay and Upper Circular Road)
2. North Bridge Road (between Coleman Street and North Boat Quay)
3. High Street in the direction of North Bridge Road (between Hill Street and North Bridge Road)
4. Parliament Place (between North Bridge Road and Supreme Court Lane)
Period of Closure: Friday, 27 March 2015 from 12.01am to 5.00am
Traffic delays may be expected and motorists are advised to plan their route early. Members of the public going to Parliament House are advised to take public transport.
The car park at Parliament House will be closed during this period. Only vehicles with authorised labels are allowed to enter the car park.
Police officers and Auxiliary Police Officers will be stationed at all affected road junctions to direct traffic. During the road closures, access into the above-mentioned roads will only be granted to police and emergency vehicles.
Parking restrictions along the peripheral roads will be strictly enforced. Vehicles found parking and causing obstruction will be towed away.
Members of the public who have enquiries on the road closures can call the public hotline at 6336 1166.