Traffic arrangements for Mid-Autumn Festival 2014

Traffic arrangements for Mid-Autumn Festival 2014

SINGAPORE - About 20,000 people are expected to turn up for the official light up and opening ceremony of the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations in Chinatown on Sunday, August 24. 

In order to ensure smooth traffic for the event, the following roads and lanes will be closed for the event.

August 24, from 2pm to 11pm

- Eu Tong Sen Street (between Outram Road and Upper Cross Street)

- Slip road leading from Outram Road into Eu Tong Sen Street

- New Bridge Road (between Upper Cross Street and Kreta Ayer Road)

- Park Crescent (between Eu Tong Sen Street and the car park exit of People's Park Complex)

- Smith Street

- Temple Street

Additionally, Mosque Street shall become a two-way road to allow access to and exit from South Bridge Road from 2pm to 11pm.

 

 


 

A mass lantern walk to be held on September 6 is also expected to draw a crowd of about 2,000 people.

The following roads and lanes will be closed for the event:

September 6, from 5pm to 11pm

- 2 right lanes of Eu Tong Sen Street (between Kreta Ayer Road and Upper Cross Street)

- New Bridge Road (between Upper Cross Street and Kreta Ayer Road)

- Smith Street

- Temple Street

September 6, from 7pm to 8:30pm

- Banda Street (between Spring Street and Sago Lane)

- Mosque Street

- Extreme right lane of South Bridge Road (between Mosque Street and Sago Lane)

Mosque Street will also be made a two-way road from 5pm to 7pm and again from 8:30pm to 11pm.

 

Traffic disruption is expected to be moderate to heavy. During the road and lane closures, access into the aforementioned roads and lanes will only be granted to police and emergency vehicles.

Parking restrictions along the peripheral roads and lanes will be strictly enforced. Any vehicle found to be parked illegally and causing obstruction will be towed away.

Members of the public may contact the organiser at 6222 3597 for more details.

ssandrea@sph.com.sg

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