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Friday June 15, 2012
By FADZILAH NAJUMUDEEN firstname.lastname@example.org Photo By RICKY LAI
A TOTAL of 37 roads in Kuala Lumpur will be affected during the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2012 on June 24.
Jalan Raja/Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Raja/ Jalan Hishamuddin will be closed on June 22 from 9pm onwards to allow the organisers to finish setting up the race area. All affected roads will be open after 11.30am on June 24.
The roads around Dataran Merdeka which will be the starting line for the Full Marathon and Honda Half Marathon as well as the roads around Padang Merbok which will be the starting line for the 10km and 5km categories will be closed from 1am onwards on June 24.
According to Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police chief ACP Rusli Mohd Noor, besides Jalan Raja, other roads along the race route will be closed in phases from 4am until 11am on June 24.
“For safety reasons, the roads will be closed 15 minutes before the start of each category of the marathon.
“I advise the public to avoid using the affected roads and use alternative routes or public transport to get into the city centre.
“They also should avoid parking their cars along the roads of the route,” he said, adding that traffic is expected to flow normally by noon.
The public will be able to park their cars at the public parking available at Padang Merbok, Dataran Merdeka underground parking, Daya Bumi Complex, Jalan Tanglin, Bukit Aman and Jalan Kebun Bunga.
Parking is forbidden in Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, Jalan Cenderawasih, Jalan Lembah, Jalan Tembusu, Jalan Perdana and Jalan Parlimen as to not disrupt the runners during the marathon.
Road users from Kajang who wish to enter the city centre can use Jalan Loke Yew, Jalan Kuching and Jalan Sultan Ismail while those from the Seremban Highway can use Jalan Tun Razak, Pahang roundabout, Sg Besi roundabout, Jalan Loke Yew and Jalan Sultan Ismail. Motorists from Setapak can use the Pahang roundabout and those from Kepong can use Jalan Kuching and Jalan Sultan Ismail.
To cater to the record number of 28,000 runners who have signed up for the marathon, a total of 1,200 volunteers, 350 medical personnel, 12 mobile outriders, five Honda Emergency Response Vehicles, 16 A-Class ambulances and 400 taffic policemen and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officers will be on hand to help make the event go smoothly.
The affected roads are Jalan Ampang heading to Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail heading to Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Cheras and Jalan Yap Kwan Seng heading to Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Damansara heading to KL Sentral/ Bangsar, Jalan Dato’ Onn, Jalan Dewan Bahasa heading to Jalan Hang Tuah, Jalan Duta heading to Jalan Langgak Tunku, Jalan Ipoh heading to Jalan Kuching, Jalan Istana heading to Jalan Bukit Petaling, Jalan Kinabalu heading to KL Sentral. Jalan Klang Lama heading to Seputeh Komuter Station, Jalan Kuching heading to Segambut roundabout, Jalan Langgak Tunku heading to Jalan Tunku, Jalan Lembah heading to Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Loke Yew heading to Jalan Cheras, Jalan Mahameru and Mahameru Highway heading to Wisma Tani, Jalan Maharajalela heading to Jalan Loke Yew, Jalan P. Ramlee heading to Jalan Ampang, Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Raja, Jalan Raja Chulan heading to Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Raja Laut heading to Jalan Semarang, Jalan Semarang heading to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin heading to KL Railway Station and KL Sentral, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin heading to Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sultan Sulaiman heading to Jalan Lembah, Jalan Sungai Besi heading to Jalan Istana, Jalan Syed Putra heading to Mid Valley Megamall and Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Travers heading to Jalan Tun Sambathan, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman heading to Jalan Raja, Jalan Tun Ismail heading to Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, Jalan Tun Razak heading to Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Tun Sambanthan heading to Taman Seputeh, Jalan Tunku heading to Jalan Tun Ismail, East-West Link Expressway heading to E27 towards SMART Highway and SMART Highway heading to Sungai Besi.
The road closure details are also available at Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s website www.kl-marathon.com
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