Published: Thursday February 14, 2013 MYT 9:32:00 PM
MRT Corp announces lanes closures in Cheras, Bukit Bintang from Friday
KUALA LUMPUR: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) has announced temporary lane closures involving several places in Cheras and Bukit Bintang beginning Friday.
MRT Corp, in a statement Thursday, said in Cheras, the left-most lane on the slip road from MRR2 to Jalan Cheras (Kuala Lumpur bound) near Tesco Taman Midah will be closed temporarily at night for seven days beginning Friday.
"The lane closures are to facilitate utilities relocation works along the five-metre stretch of the road and the lane closure will be effective from 9pm to 5am," it said.
The left-most lane of Jalan Cheras (Kajang bound) near Taman Segar in front of the Esso and Caltex petrol stations beginning Feb 18, would be closed for 65 days to facilitate utilities relocation works along the 200m stretch of the road. The lane closure would be done in stages effective 9pm to 5am.
The left-most lane on Jalan Cheras to Taman Len Sen ramp would be closed for 15 days beginning Feb 18, to facilitate tree relocation activities along the 250m stretch of the road and the lane closure would be effective from 10pm to 5am.
The two left traffic lanes of a 150m stretch of the Lebuhraya Hubungan Timur Barat underpass (Kajang bound) would be closed for 10 nights from Feb 8 to Feb 28, to facilitate tree relocation activities and the closure would be effective from 10pm to 5am.
Meanwhile, in Bukit Bintang, MRT Corp said the extension of the temporary right lane would be closed involving parts of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Bukit Bintang, beginning Friday until Feb 28.
"The lane closures which had been implemented since Jan 25, involving one lane at a time, are being implemented in stages between 12am and 6am," it said.
The lane closures are to facilitate utility works in the area and it is an essential process in the construction of the Mass Rapid Transit's (MRT) underground Bukit Bintang station.
As part of MRT Corp's standard operating procedure, safety barriers, traffic cones and traffic flagmen will be placed at the work site to ensure road users are pre-warned of ongoing work.
MRT Corp also apologised for any inconvenience caused to the public during the construction period. - Bernama