This year marks Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s (SCKLM) 8th installation and will take place on Sunday, 7th August at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. As such, 24 roads including 2 highways in Kuala Lumpur will face partial or full closure this Sunday due to the marathon.
The Star quoted city police chief Comm Datuk Amar Singh as saying that the closure would start as early as 2am and the roads would be reopened after the marathon concludes at about 11am.
“There are about 35,000 participants this year and we are working closely with the organisers to make sure everything runs smoothly. I urge the public to plan their travels accordingly on Sunday and use public transport whenever possible,” he said at a press conference at the city traffic police headquarters today (Tuesday, 2nd August).
He also urged road users to follow the instructions of the traffic policemen on duty. The roads that are expected to be closed are:
- Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (Akleh)
- Duke Highway
- Jalan Raja (Dataran Merdeka)
- Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
- Jalan Sultan Ismail
- Jalan Ampang
- Jalan P. Ramlee
- Jalan Raja Chulan
- Jalan Bukit Bintang
- Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
- Jalan Kuching
- Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (Jalan Duta)
- Jalan Langgak Tunku
- Jalan Bukit Tunku
- Jalan Tunku
- Jalan Tun Ismail
- Jalan Dato Onn
- Jalan Sultan Sallehudin
- Jalan Parlimen
- Jalan Damansara
- Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar
- Jalan Kinabalu
- Jalan Sultan Hishamudin (KTM)
- Jalan Tanglin
Meanwhile, SCKLM organiser Dirigo Events Sdn Bhd has announced complimentary public transportation services for all SCKLM runners.
Selected stations at the Ampang, Sri Petaling, Kelana Jaya, and Monorail train lines will commence operations from 2am and will run at an interval of 10 minutes.
Runners may park their vehicles at stations with park-and-ride facilities free of charge provided they exit parking by 10am. The LRT service will be complimentary from 2am – 6am, and normal operations and standard charges will apply thereafter.
Take note and plan your travels well, peeps! And for those of you who will be taking part in #SCKLM2016 on Sunday, see you at the race ;)