Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) & SPF - Traffic Arrangements for Lying In State of The Late Mr S R Nathan

News Releases 23 Aug 2016 road closures

The body of the late Mr S R Nathan will lie in state at Parliament House on Thursday, 25 August 2016, from 10.00am to 8.00pm for members of public to pay their last respects.

Road & Lane Closures

2    The following lanes and roads will be closed to vehicular traffic during the stipulated timings (please refer to Annex A for a map of the affected roads):


Roads and Lanes Affected

Period of Closure


Extreme right lane of Parliament Place (between North Bridge Road and The Arts House)

10.00pm on 24 August 2016

to 5.00pm on 26 August 2016


Parliament Place (between Supreme Court Lane and The Arts House)


Saint Andrew’s Road


Coleman Street (between Saint Andrew’s Road and Supreme Court Lane


Connaught Drive


Fullerton Road (between Esplanade Drive and Connaught Drive)

Bus Service Diversion

3    Due to the road closures, eight public bus services plying the area around Parliament House will be temporarily diverted on Thursday, August 25.

4    The Land Transport Authority (LTA) would like to advise and seek commuters’ understanding to expect delays in bus journeys along the affected routes due to the road closures.

5    Please refer to Annex B for a map of the affected bus services. Commuters can also refer to, and for more information.

Affected Bus Services

100, 107, 130, 131 and 195

75, 167 and 961


6    The Police will be conducting road blocks and security checks in and around the vicinity of Parliament House during this period. Members of the public are advised to comply fully with instructions of the Police at these check points. Police officers and Auxiliary Police Officers will be stationed at all affected road junctions to direct traffic. Traffic delays may be expected and motorists are advised to plan their route early. Members of the public going to the Parliament House are advised to take public transport.

7    During the road closures, access will only be granted to Police and emergency vehicles. The car park at Parliament House will be closed during this period. Only vehicles with authorised labels are allowed to enter the car park. Parking restrictions along the peripheral roads will be strictly enforced. Vehicles parked illegally or causing obstruction will be towed.

8    On behalf of State Funeral Organising Committee (SFOC), we would like to also advise members of the public who wish to pay their respects to the late Mr S R Nathan at the Parliament House to proceed on foot to join the queue at the Padang via Saint Andrew’s Road (please refer to the map enclosed). For enquiries on the road closures, members of the public may call the public hotline at DID: 6336 1166.

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