If you’re thinking of driving into the middle of KL for your favourite Sunday brunch this weekend, you might want to consider taking the LRT and MRT instead.
There will be quite a number of road closures and detours happening this Sunday in light of the Standard Chartered Marathon 2017.
The two major highways affected are The Ampang-KL Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
, which will be closed from 1.30am to 10.30am, and the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)
between 2.30am and 11.30am.
Other roads affected include Jalan Raja along Dataran Merdeka, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Damansara
, and parts of the MRR2
, which will start from 4am until 11.30am.
To accommodate the road closures, the trains leading to the city centre will begin operating from 2am onwards.
The public can also utilise up to 14 alternative routes
to go into KL, including Jalan Syed Putra, Jalan Bukit Bintang along Lot 10 and Jalan Tun Razak.
If you’re on Waze, your friendly voice navigation should be able to direct you to these roads.
City Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department chief Asst Comm Mohd Nadzri Hussain told The Star
around 350 traffic officers will be deployed to help in traffic control.
For more information on road closures, you can check out the full list here
And to the 30,000 runners participating, props to you for waking up early on a Sunday morning and all the best to you!