The 2015 Kuala Lumpur Asean Cycle Fest is due to hit the streets of Kuala Lumpur over this coming weekend, which also means that several roads within the nation’s capital will have to be closed from regular combustion-powered traffic to accommodate the cyclists.
The closure will take effect on Saturday and Sunday, 7th October and 8th October, and involve Jalan Raja, along Dataran Merdeka, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan P Ramlee, Jalan Dang Wangi, and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
During the route launching ceremony at the city police headquarters, city police chief Comm Datuk Tajuddin Md Isa said: "For Sunday, however, there will be road closures from 6.30am to 10am on Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Raja, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin and the National Mosque roundabout. There will be road signs and traffic police officers to ease any traffic congestion.”
He urged all motorists to obey the traffic rules and instructions issued from traffic police personnel when approaching the roads mentioned, writes The Star.
Roughly 90 contestants are expected to be participating in this weekend’s Asean Cycle Fest, which is held in conjunction with the 27th Asean Summit. Dataran Merdeka will also play host to cultural exhibitions and performances.