According to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), motorists who travel along Jalan Tun Razak during peak hours can expect a smoother traffic flow. This is due to the implementation of a new traffic dispersal system for one of the most packed roads in the city, which came into effect on Sunday night (November 8).

Sabudin Mohd Salleh, DBKL Civil Engineering and Urban Transportation Department deputy director told Bernama that the traffic dispersal system could reduce Jalan Tun Razak’s congestion resulting from the high volume of vehicles coming from secondary roads.

As we’ve previously reported, here’s what to expect with the implementation of the traffic dispersal system for Jalan Tun Razak:

  • Vehicles from Jalan Pekeliling Lama are only allowed to flow into Jalan Ipoh/Jalan Tun Razak
  • Vehicles heading towards Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar (formerly Lebuhraya Mahameru) are to use the Jalan Ipoh/Jalan Tun Razak traffic light intersection under the flyover
  • Vehicles from Jalan Tun Razak (from Jalan Semarak/Jalan Ampang) will have to use Bulatan Pahang if they wish to head to Jalan Ipoh
  • Vehicles from the direction of Jalan Tun Razak (from Bulatan Pahang) heading to Jalan U-Thant are to use the road below the flyover, passing the Jalan Semarak and Jalan Ampang junctions
  • Vehicles heading towards Cheras and the south can still use the flyover, but will no longer be able to turn into Jalan U-Thant
  • Vehicles from the direction of Jalan Ampang (from Jalan Jelatek) flowing into Jalan Tun Razak (south-bound) can only turn into Jalan U-Thant

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With the traffic dispersal system now in full effect, road dividers have been installed on certain roads in order to block vehicles from accessing Jalan Tun Razak, or to re-route them. Have you experienced the new traffic flow on your drive along Jalan Tun Razak? Do you think that the new system will be effective?