If you’re a regular SPRINT highway user, this may be of interest – to facilitate construction of the KL Mass Rapid Transit system, the leftmost lane on the highway, from the Bukit Kiara junction to the Jalan Maarof junction (KL-bound), will undergo a trial closure from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm for one day on Monday, October 29. This is to allow MRT Corp and its contractors to study the impact of the closure on traffic flow in that area.
The four-lane road does not have an emergency lane, while on the immediate left is a slope, followed by some houses. MRT Corp is planning to build a retaining wall near the slope, and then add one extra lane. This lane will then replace the rightmost lane, which will be the site for the piers of the Sg Buloh-Kajang alignment.
Safety barriers and traffic cones will be put in place, and traffic personnel will be on site to monitor traffic flow during the trial closure. See the video on MRT Corp’s Traffic Management Plan for the project here.
A stretch of Jalan Bukit Bintang has been realigned and the night closure of right lanes on a stretch of Jalan Cheras has been extended to the end of the year, also to assist the progress of MRT works. See suggested alternative routes here.