Some roads near Marina Bay will be closed for several hours on Saturday (June 18th) to facilitate rehearsals for the National Day Parade at Float @ Marina Bay.
Singapore Police Force said in a media release Wednesday that traffic delays are expected on Raffles Avenue, Temasek Avenue, Bayfront Avenue, Raffles Boulevard and Republic Boulevard.
Police say it is highly recommended that people heading to these affected areas use public transport.
Drivers should plan their routes early and avoid these roads.
Police added that anyone traveling from Raffles Avenue, Raffles Boulevard, Bayfront Avenue to Suntec City and Marina Square would need to use an alternative route via the Nicole Highway or Ophir Road to Temasek Boulevard.
From 7:30 am to noon on Saturday, the three left lanes of Raffles Avenue towards Stanford Road between Bayfront Avenue and Streetlight Pillar 19F will be closed.
From noon to 5 pm, the two lanes to the left of Raffles Avenue will be closed.
Many other roads / lanes are closed from 7:30 am to 5 pm.
-The leftmost lane on Republic Avenue in the direction of Republic Boulevard (between streetlight pillar 23 and Republic Boulevard).
-Republic Boulevard in the direction of Raffles Avenue (between Streetlight Pillar 5 and Republic Avenue);
-Republic Boulevard in the direction of Raffles Avenue (between Republic Avenue and Raffles Avenue).
-Two right lanes of Raffles Boulevard (between streetlight pillar 20F and Raffles Avenue);
-Raffles Avenue in the direction of Stanford Road (between Republic Boulevard and Bayfront Avenue).
-Two right lanes in the direction of Bayfront Avenue on Temasek Avenue (between Streetlight Pillar 5 and Bayfront Avenue).
-Temasek Avenue in the direction of Temasek Boulevard (between Raffles Avenue and Raffles Avenue).
-Bayfront Avenue (between Streetlight Pillar 35F and Raffles Avenue);
-Slip road from Bayfront Avenue to Raffles Avenue
Police said access to closed roads was only permitted to permitted vehicles, police and emergency vehicles. Singapore Armed Forces Reserve Police Officers and Marshal are stationed at the affected junctions and command the drivers.
Police also said they would strictly enforce parking restrictions along the affected roads. Vehicles that cause illegal parking or obstacles will be towed.
The general public with questions can contact the NDP organizer at 1800-637-2022.