Central KL roads to be closed tomorrow to Sunday for Asean Summit


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015

A billboard advertising the 27th ASEAN Summit against the Petronas Twin Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15 November 2015. EPA

KUALA LUMPUR: Several roads here will be closed from Nov 18 until Nov 22 for the 27th Asean Summit and Related Summits 2015.

KL traffic chief Asst Comm Mohd Nadzri Hussain said the closure would be done in stages to make way for the summit that will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

“We will be controlling the traffic between 7am and 11.30pm but starting this Saturday (Nov 21), we will close the roads in stages from 7.40am until 9am.

“Between 7.15pm and 8.50pm that same day, the roads will be closed to make way for the Gala dinner,” he said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Among the routes that would be closed include Jalan Binjai/Persiaran KLCC, Jalan Imbi/Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Imbi/Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Raja Chulan/Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Kia Peng/Lorong Perak, Jalan Raja Chulan/Lorong Perak, Jalan Nagasari/Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Sultan Ismail/Jalan Ampang, Jalan Ampang/Jalan Binjai, Jalan Sultan Ismail/Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Raja Chulan/Persiaran Raja Chulan.

“The public are advised to enter the city before 7.15am to avoid any inconveniences,” he said.

Motorists can also use alternative routes - Jalan Kia Peng/Jalan Stonor, Jalan Tun Razak, Lorong Lumba Kuda, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Jalan Raja Chulan/Tun Perak, Jalan Hang Tuah and Jalan Pudu to travel to their destination.

“We will be stationing 705 traffic personnel to control the flow,” he said.

He added that among the roads that would be affected include Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ampang, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Pinang, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Kia Peng, Jalan Perak, Jalan Binjai, Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Imbi.

“Aside of the roads mentioned, the routes coming from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and TUDM Airport in Subang will also be affected,” he said.

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