During the closures, access will only be granted to authorised vehicles, police vehicles and emergency vehicles. Auxiliary police officers and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) marshals will be deployed at the affected junctions to assist and direct motorists.
Traffic delays are expected along Raffles Avenue, Temasek Avenue, Bayfront Avenue, Marina Boulevard, Raffles Boulevard, Republic Boulevard and Republic Avenue, said SPF.
Motorists may also face delays on Nicoll Highway, Robinson Road, Cecil Street, Collyer Quay, Bras Basah Road, Beach Road and Ophir Road.
“Motorists are to plan their routes early and avoid these roads. Members of the public travelling to these affected areas are strongly encouraged to use public transport,” said SPF.
“Similarly, motorists proceeding to Suntec City and Marina Square from Raffles Avenue, Raffles Boulevard, and Bayfront Avenue are advised to use alternate routes via Nicoll Highway or Rochor Road leading to Temasek Boulevard.”
Parking restrictions along the affected roads will be “strictly enforced”, and vehicles parking illegally or causing an obstruction will be towed, said the police.
After the parade is over, large crowds are expected in the Marina Bay area. Esplanade, Promenade and Bayfront MRT stations are expected to be “very crowded”, and commuters are advised to use City Hall, Raffles Place and Marina Bay MRT stations instead, said the police.