Take note guys, if you’re heading over to Kuala Lumpur this weekend! That’s because there will be major road closures happening from Saturday (September 28th) to Sunday (September 29th) for the 2019 Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) that takes place every year.
Arguably one of the biggest running events in Malaysia, there were speculations that the marathon might be cancelled or postponed but luckily, the haze has improved. Although there’s still a long way to go before we get our clear blue skies again! While runners are breathing a sigh of relief, KLSCM organiser Dirigo said that they are still monitoring the situation.
In a Facebook post, they said, “The health and safety of our runners remain our top priority, and we are closely monitoring weather conditions. Rest assured, an announcement will be made by 7.30 pm Friday, 27th September upon consultation with all relevant stakeholders.”
As of now, the run is going forward and there will be 28 roads closed for the event. These roads are mostly in the heart of the city and are expected to last from 7am to 10am on Saturday and 3am till 11am on Sunday. There will be 40,000 runners who are participating in the event and 445 police officers will be on standby to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
These roads include many major throughfares such as 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, Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway and Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway.
Others on the list Jalan Kuching (from Selayang), Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (Duta), Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz (Kuala Lumpur Hospital), Jalan Raja Abdullah (Kampung Baru), Jalan Langgak Tunku, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Tunku, Jalan Tun Ismail, Jalan Dato Onn, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Damansara, Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar, Jalan Kinabalu, Bulatan Sultan Hishamudin, Jalan Cendrawasih, Jalan Kampung Pandan and Jalan Pahang.
For more information, you can visit their website here.
Plan your journey into the city carefully to avoid getting caught in traffic! Good luck, runners!
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