Formula One: Road closures in Marina Centre area from Sept 16 to 22

Those attending the event can travel by the MRT with the extension of operating hours of public transport services.
Those attending the event can travel by the MRT with the extension of operating hours of public transport services.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE- A series of road closures will affect the Marina Centre area from Sept 16 to 22.

This is to facilitate the set up of race infrastructure for this year's Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, which takes place from Sept 18 to 20.

Race organiser Singapore GP, the Land Transport Authority and the Singapore Tourism Board said in a joint statement on Tuesday that affected roads will be closed from12.01am on September 16 onwards, and will be reopened progressively by 5.30am on September 22.

Those attending the event can travel by the MRT with the extension of operating hours of public transport services, the statement said.

To facilitate peak hour traffic, some roads will open during the six-day road closure:

September 16 to 18, 5.30am to 9.30am

- Orchard bound: Collyer Quay, St Andrew's Road and Stamford Road

- CBD bound: Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive

- CBD bound: Republic Avenue, Republic Boulevard and Bayfront Avenue

September 19, 5.30am to 9.30am

- CBD bound: Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive

September 21, 5.30am to 9.30am

- CBD bound: Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive

- CBD and Airport bound: Bras Basah Road, Raffles Boulevard, Bayfront Avenue, Republic Avenue and Republic Boulevard

September 21,5pm to 8.30pm

- CBD bound: Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive

- CBD and Airport bound: Bras Basah Road, Raffles Boulevard, Bayfront Avenue, Republic Boulevard and Republic Avenue

- Orchard and Kallang bound: Collyer Quay, Esplanade Drive, Stamford Road and Nicoll

Highway

- ECP bound: Bayfront Avenue, Temasek Avenue, Raffles Boulevard and Republic Boulevard

Members of the public who wish to drive to the area can access the developments and shopping centres in the Marina Centre area through a single-lane road from Nicoll Highway and Temasek Boulevard at certain times over the six days.

Traffic wardens will be deployed on site to direct traffic and assist the public. Road information and directional signs will also be put up in the vicinity to direct motorists.

Car parks at Suntec City, Millenia Singapore and Marina Square will remain open to public subject to availability.

For more information, go to www.lta.gov.sg (http://www.lta.gov.sg) or mytransport.sg