Road closures for former president S R Nathan's lying in state

SINGAPORE - Members of the public can pay their respects to the late S R Nathan at Parliament House on Thursday (Aug 25), but they are advised to get there by public transport.

They should also proceed on foot to join the queue at the Padang via Saint Andrew's Road, the State Funeral Organising Committee advised.

Five roads - Parliament Place, Saint Andrew's Road, Coleman Street, Connaught Drive and Fullerton Road - will be affected by road closures from 10pm on Wednesday (Aug 24) to 5pm on Friday (Aug 26).

 
 

The routes of eight public bus services will also be diverted because of the road closures: 75, 100, 107, 130, 131, 167, 195 and 961.

Motorists and commuters should expect traffic delays, as well as delays in bus journeys along the affected routes.

There will be police road blocks and security checks in and around Parliament House during the road closures, with police officers and auxiliary police officers posted at affected road junctions to direct traffic.

The Parliament House carpark will also be closed to vehicles without authorised labels. Police say that parking restrictions along peripheral roads will be strictly enforced and offending vehicles will be towed.

Members of the public with questions about the road closures can call the public hotline at 6336-1166.