KUALA LUMPUR: The closure of the stretch of Jalan Sungai Besi leading to Sungai Besi and Petaling Jaya and the Loke Yew Roundabout has been postponed to Oct 2, and will last until Oct 1 next year. The road was supposed to be closed to all traffic in stages from Sept 30 to Sept 29 next year.
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) said the road closure opposite Fraser Business Park was to allow the widening, renovation and construction of a bridge at the Loke Yew Roundabout to be carried out.
“The DBKL administration has appointed Tetuan Pertama Makmur Sdn Bhd to carry out the construction work on the widening of Jalan Yew which started in October 2021 and is expected to be completed on Dec 31, 2025. Construction work is actively being carried out onsite,” it said in a statement to Bernama yesterday.
During the closure, traffic from the Kampung Pandan Roundabout to Sungai Besi and Petaling Jaya will be diverted into two parts – one through the road next to Federal Bakery and the other, the contraflow lane in the adjacent lane.
As the Jalan Yew traffic route from Kampung Pandan Roundabout to Jalan Kinabalu and Jalan Kuching will also be closed, the alternative route is through Jalan Kampung Pandan, Jalan Imbi and Jalan Hang Tuah.
To enable the demolition and reconstruction of the bridge at Pudu Roundabout leading to Jalan Sungai Besi, the ramp from Jalan Pudu to Jalan Yew will be closed to all traffic during the same period.
“The alternative route is through Jalan Sungai Besi, Jalan Chan Sow Lin, Jalan Satu, Jalan Dua and Jalan Tiga,” it said.