A portion of the one-way Canning Rise road will be permanently closed in January, in a bid to make the park more pedestrian-friendly
Part of Canning Rise road to be closed from January for park to be more pedestrian-friendly The road will be expunged to connect Fort Canning Park's Farquhar Garden and Fort Canning Green seamlessly. PHOTO: ST FILE

A portion of the one-way Canning Rise road will be permanently closed to traffic and pedestrianised from 12am on Jan 3, 2019, the National Parks Board (NParks) said in a statement on Wednesday (Nov 21).

This will connect Fort Canning Park's Farquhar Garden and Fort Canning Green seamlessly, and create a pedestrian-friendly environment within the park.
The portion of the road to be expunged stretches from after the Registry of Marriages to before the National Museum of Singapore's coach drop-off bay.
There will be directional and information signs to guide motorists prior to the road closure and during construction works.
Information will also be disseminated via the Land Transport Authority's OneMotoring website.
Motorists will be able to access the National Museum of Singapore's coach drop-off and Fort Canning Park's carparks A & B via Canning Walk, NParks said.
Access to the National Archives of Singapore, Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore Management University School of Law and the Registry of Marriages via Canning Rise will not be affected, it added.

This will connect Fort Canning Park's Farquhar Garden and Fort Canning Green seamlessly, and create a pedestrian-friendly environment within the park.

The portion of the road to be expunged stretches from after the Registry of Marriages to before the National Museum of Singapore's coach drop-off bay.

There will be directional and information signs to guide motorists prior to the road closure and during construction works.

Information will also be disseminated via the Land Transport Authority's OneMotoring website.

Motorists will be able to access the National Museum of Singapore's coach drop-off and Fort Canning Park's carparks A & B via Canning Walk, NParks said.

Access to the National Archives of Singapore, Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore Management University School of Law and the Registry of Marriages via Canning Rise will not be affected, it added.