These Roads In KL Will Be Closed On 21 May For The Standard Chartered Marathon

The marathon is scheduled to take place this Sunday.

Cover image via World's Marathon

KL folks, take note. You might be experiencing some traffic inconvenieces this Sunday due to the upcoming Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2017.

Image via Today Online

The annual marathon, which is set to take place on Sunday, 21 May at Dataran Merdeka, is one of the largest marathons in the country.

To make way for the event, selected roads around KL will be closed for different periods on that day.

Similar to last year, the main highways - Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) and Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) - will be closed

Image via SCMKL

The organiser announced the road closures on its official website recently and it shows that all lanes of the DUKE in the west-bound direction will be closed from 2:30am to 11:30am.

AKLEH lanes will be closed entirely from 1:30am to 10:30am.

A stretch of the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) connecting the two aforementioned highways will also be closed from 4:30am to 9:30am.

Take note that Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman will be closed from midnight till 10am while Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (Jalan Duta) and Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar will be closed from 2am to 12:30pm

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

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Take note that Jalan Raja will be closed starting this Friday at 8pm, only reopening on Sunday at 2:30pm.

Other road closures on that day involve different parts of KL

Image via SCMKL

The roads, which will be closed from 3:30am to 10:30am, include:

- Jalan Raja Laut
- Jalan Sultan Ismail
- Jalan Bukit Bintang
- Jalan Raja Chulan
- Jalan Dang Wangi
- Jalan Ampang
- Jalan Perak
- Jalan P. Ramlee
- Jalan Tun Razak
- Jalan Jelatek (until 9:30am)
- Jalan Kuching towards the Segambut roundabout

For more information on the closures, head over to SCMKL's official website. All the best to the participants! :)

If you're thinking of heading down to KL this Sunday, be sure to use the public transport!

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