Updated: 08/05/2014 10:28

Closed roads, tighter security for National Day Parade

Closed roads, tighter security for National Day Parade


Closed roads, tighter security for National Day Parade

Closed roads, tighter security for National Day Parade

SINGAPORE: With the National Day Parade taking place this Saturday (Aug 9) from 5pm to 9pm at the floating platform at Marina Bay, the police will be closing some roads and conducting security checks in the vicinity on that day.

During the event, access to the affected roads and lanes will only be granted to authorised vehicles displaying the approved labels as well as police and emergency vehicles, the Singapore Police Force said in an advisory.

Auxiliary police officers, police officers and SAF marshals will be deployed at the affected junctions to assist and direct motorists. Public bus services affected by the road closures will be diverted, according to the advisory.

The full list of affected roads are:

The police have also warned that traffic delays are expected along Raffles Boulevard, Raffles Avenue, Republic Avenue, Bras Basah Road, Nicoll Highway, Esplanade Drive, Bayfront Avenue, Marina Street, Marina Boulevard, Marina Gardens Drive and Marina Mall. Motorists are advised to avoid these areas, and plan their routes in advance.

Those travelling to the vicinity of Suntec City, Marina Square and Marina South are advised to use public transport, it said, adding that parking restrictions along the peripheral roads will be strictly enforced. Vehicles found parked indiscriminately and causing obstruction will be towed away.

SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS

Besides traffic arrangements, the police said it may close off the Esplanade Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay Sands Waterfront and Merlion Park should overcrowding occur in these areas.

The pedestrian pavement along ECP (Sheares Bridge) will also be closed to the public, who are advised to be vigilant and to safeguard their belongings, according to the advisory.

Dispersal from the floating platform is likely to be slow due to the large crowd expected in the Marina Bay area, and people should be patient and follow the directions of the police and SAF marshals, the police said. - CNA/kk