Heavy traffic expected along KL-Karak Highway during Hari Raya Haji weekend

KUANTAN: Heavy traffic is expected on the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway (KLK) and the East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (LPT1) during the long Hari Raya Aidiladha weekend.

Concessionaire Anih Berhad's senior general manager Radzimah Mohd Radzi said a total of 1,648,000 vehicles were expected to be travelling on KLK and 704,000 on LPT1, as highway users head home to perform the korban ritual and take the opportunity to be with loved ones during the long weekend from July 8 to 11.

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She said this would be the third time Malaysians got to celebrate with their loved ones back home since the country started heading towards the endemic phase, thus highway users were more aware of travel preparations to ensure a safe and comfortable journey.

"However, as part of our commitment to ensure the comfort and safety for all, the travel time advisory will be issued accordingly as a reminder during festive seasons," said Radzimah in a statement on Monday (July 4).

She said based on the weekend trend since the beginning of the year, the average daily weekend for the KLK highway was 161,000 vehicles while the number on LPT1 was recorded at 65,000 vehicles.

"Among the measures taken by Anih Berhad to increase the level of readiness during the festive season this time, is the addition of officers and personnel in preparation for the activation of additional lanes in the event of increased traffic, to help smooth the traffic flow on the highway and improve the level of readiness in all highway facilities including guaranteeing the best level of cleanliness at all side stops and rest areas," said Radzimah.

She also reminded users to drive carefully, ensure their vehicles were in optimum condition, check their Touch n’ Go and SmartTag balance and ensure sufficient rest before beginning their journey.

Accurate and up-to-date information could be found on Twitter @LLMTrafik, @LPTTrafik and Facebook @Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia, @Lebuhraya Pantai Timur or the LLM hotline at 1800-88-7752 and LPT-Line at 1-700-818-700.

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