Road Closures for the Singapore F1 Grand Prix Night Race 2018

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Motorist F1 2018 Road Closure Opening(Photo Credit: Singapore Grand Prix)

It’s that time of the year again, the Singapore F1 Grand Prix Night Race is upon us for the 11th year in a row.

With the first chequered flag dropping in 2008, the Formula 1 (F1) race has filled Singapore with the whine of F1 cars, the world’s best race car drivers, the most popular musical artists, tourists and press from across the world over one long weekend.

Last year, there were some whispers that the F1 contract would not be renewed after its 10th edition due to rising costs and declining ticket sales. However, it has since been renewed for another four years to 2021.

Former Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran praised the F1 night race by saying, “Formula One had helped boost Singapore's image as a vibrant and innovative city. And the race had yielded significant economic benefits”.

As it is a street circuit in the heart of Singapore, roads around the Marina Centre Area will be closed from today and will be reopened progressively until 18 September, 5.30am. However, these roads would be re-opened during peak hours.


1. Road Access from 12 to 14 September

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12 and 13 September, from 5.30am to 9.30am

  • Collyer Quay >> St Andrew’s Road >> Stamford Road (Towards Orchard Road)
  • Nicoll Highway >> Stamford Road (Towards Orchard Road)
  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive (Towards Shenton Way)
  • Republic Boulevard >> Raffles Avenue >> Bayfront Avenue (Towards Marina Boulevard)

14 September, from 5.30am to 9.30am

  • Collyer Quay >> St Andrew’s Road >> Stamford Road (Towards Orchard Road)
  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive (Towards Orchard Road)
  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive (Towards Shenton Way)

The roads highlighted in pink will be permanently closed during this period.

2. Road Closure from 15 to 16 September

Motorist F1 2018 Road Closure(Photo Credit: LTA's Facebook Page)

The roads highlighted in pink will be closed permanently from 15 to 16 September. These roads include:

  • Republic Boulevard
  • Bayfront Avenue
  • Raffles Boulevard
  • Raffles Avenue
  • Esplanade Drive
  • Connaught Drive
  • St Andrew's Road


3. Road Access on 17 to 18 September

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17 September, from 5.30am to 9.30am

  • Bras Basah Road >> Esplanade Drive (Towards Shenton Way)
  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive (Towards Shenton Way)
  • Raffles Boulevard >> Temasek Avenue >> Bayfront Avenue (Towards Marina Boulevard)
  • Bras Basah Road >> Raffles Boulevard >> Republic Boulevard (Towards ECP, Changi Airport)

17 September, from 5pm to 8.30pm

  • Esplanade Drive >> Stamford Road (Towards Orchard Road)
  • Nicoll Highway >> Stamford Road (Towards Orchard Road)
  • Bras Basah Road >> Esplanade Drive (Towards Shenton Way)
  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive (Towards Shenton Way)
  • Raffles Boulevard >> Temasek Avenue >> Bayfront Avenue (Towards Marina Boulevard)
  • Bras Basah Road >> Raffles Boulevard >> Republic Boulevard (Towards ECP, Changi Airport)
  • Bayfront Avenue >> Temasek Avenue >> Raffles Boulevard >> Republic Boulevard (Towards ECP, Changi Airport)
  • Stamford Road >> Beach Road (Towards Kallang)
  • Esplanade Drive >> Nicoll Highway (Towards Kallang)
  • Bras Basah Road >> Nicoll Highway (Towards Kallang)

The roads highlighted in pink will be permanently closed during this period.

4. Pedestrian Routes from 12 to 17 September

Motorist F1 2018 Road Closure Pedestrian Map(Photo Credit: LTA's Facebook Page)

Apart from buses and vehicles with W, X and Y plates, Motorists can enter the Marina Centre area using a single lane along Raffles Boulevard via Nicoll Highway during these dates and times:

  • 12 to 14 September, from 10am to 5pm, 10pm to 6am
  • 15 to 16 September, from midnight to 1pm
  • 17 September, from midnight to 6am, 10am to 5pm, 10pm to 6am

Taxis will be able to use the single lane at all times, apart from the race times on Saturday and Sunday. Along with the single land road, Motorists can enter the Marina Centre area after exiting ECP, via Temasek Boulevard from Rochor Road throughout the day.

Carparks at Suntec City, Millenia Singapore and Marina Square will remain open. Motorists should follow the instructions of road signs and traffic wardens on-site.


5. Public Transport

Those going to the Marina Centre area to enjoy the F1 race are highly encouraged to take public transport. The area is really convenient to access by MRT, as every part of the track is within walking distance of an MRT station.

Alternatively, there will be a shuttle bus to bring commuters to Gate 1 of the race track from Lavender MRT.

During the race weekend, MRT services will be extended to cope with the increased foot traffic. The last train from City Hall MRT station will leave at 12.30am on Fridays and Saturday, and 12.45am on Sunday.

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1 Comment

Tan Li Hwa

aiyo. must take public transport liao

Like Reply 2 months ago
Donovan

Hi Li Hwa, it's not a must, but it is recommended you do take public transport down to the Marina Centre area. Enjoy yourself this weekend!

Like 2 months ago
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