To further MRT construction works, the KL-bound leftmost lane on the SPRINT highway, from Bukit Kiara to Jalan Maarof junctions, will be closed for exactly 12 months beginning Wednesday (November 14), between the hours of 9.00 am and 4.00 pm, and 9.00 pm and 6.00 am daily.

Trial closures that were held recently on this stretch proved to have no adverse effect on KL-bound traffic. The first was effected for one day and the second for a week, and on both occasions the traffic was moving, only with a slight hold up at the point where traffic from Kerinchi Link (Kiara) merged with that from PJ on the Damansara Link.

MRT Corp public relations and communications director Amir Mahmood Razak said in a press statement: “Several rounds of discussions were held with SPRINT and the Malaysian Highway Authority after both these trial closures and after fine tuning, it has been agreed that the closure could be effected for a year during off-peak times,” adding that Traffic Management Plans will be implemented for all MRT-related works.

As before, traffic personnel will be on site to monitor traffic flow. MRT Corp is working closely with SPRINT Highway to ensure the traffic diversion is carried out with minimum inconvenience to road users and pedestrians, who are advised to follow traffic signage as safety precautions.

So far, 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, and the video on MRT Corp’s Traffic Management Plan for the project here.