Expect traffic delays in roads surrounding the “Special Event Areas” in the lead up to the 12 June Trump-Kim summit, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the police in a joint news release on Friday (8 June).
The affected roads include those around The St Regis Singapore – Tanglin Road, Tomlinson Road, Orchard Boulevard and Cuscaden Road – from Saturday to next Thursday. Vehicular traffic along Cuscaden Road in the direction of Orchard Road will be reversed on Saturday to next Thursday.
Roads around Shangri-La Hotel – Anderson Road and Orange Grove Road – will be affected from Sunday to next Thursday. Vehicular traffic along Ardmore Park in the direction of Draycott Drive will be reversed from Sunday to next Thursday.
Leading to Sentosa, where the summit will take place in the island’s Capella Hotel, Keppel Road, Telok Blangah Road and Sentosa Gateway will be affected from next Tuesday to Wednesday.
Entry of commercial vehicles – those with vehicle registration plates starting with “G, W, X and Y”- into Anderson Road will be restricted. Such vehicles proceeding into Orange Grove Road are advised to use Ardmore Park via Draycott Drive or Draycott Park.
Road signages will be put up along the roads affected ahead of the summit to keep motorists informed, while information on road closures will be communicated daily through fixed and portable Variable Message Signs and the LTA’s Traffic News on radio stations 938 Now, Capital 958, Warna 94.2, Oli 96.8 at regular intervals in the hour.
Motorists can too expect some temporary delays and diversions in traffic during the movement of the motorcades, said the statement.
“For security reasons, we will not be able to share details on the motorcade movements or routes at this point in time. However, we will remind motorists to expect delays via VMS and radio stations, about one hour before the actual movements,” it added,
Additionally, two bus stops will be closed – outside The Regent Singapore along Tomlinson Road (BS 09191) and after Tomlinson Road along Tanglin Road (BS 09159) – and public bus services will not be able to stop there. The affected services include 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174 and 174e. Bus service 36 will be following a diverted route.
On Wednesday, the summit was declared an “Enhanced Security Special Event” by the Minister for Home Affairs under the Public Order Act.
Event areas including parts of Tanglin – home to the US embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Shangri-La Hotel – and Sentosa were similarly designated as “Enhanced Security Special Event Areas”.
The police will conduct security checks and screenings on persons, vehicles, and vessels entering and around these areas, said the authorities on Wednesday.
Additional security checks and screenings will also be carried out within “Special Zones” in the event areas and the police will be able to refuse any person or vehicle entry into these zones or remove them from within.