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Those working in KL city, take note. Several roads in downtown Kuala Lumpur will be closed from tomorrow until Sunday (Nov 18-22) for the 27th Asean Summit and Related Summits 2015.

KL traffic chief Asst Comm Mohd Nadzri Hussain said the closure would be done in stages to make way for the summit that will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, according to The Star.

“We will be controlling the traffic between 7am and 11.30pm but starting this Saturday, we will close the roads in stages from 7.40am until 9am. Between 7.15pm and 8.50pm that same day, the roads will be closed to make way for the gala dinner,” Nadzri said, adding that 705 personnel will be in town to control the flow.

Routes that will be closed include Jalan Binjai/Persiaran KLCC, Jalan Imbi/Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Imbi/Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Raja Chulan/Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Kia Peng/Lorong Perak, Jalan Raja Chulan/Lorong Perak, Jalan Nagasari/Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Sultan Ismail/Jalan Ampang, Jalan Ampang/Jalan Binjai, Jalan Sultan Ismail/Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Raja Chulan/Persiaran Raja Chulan.

Motorists can use alternative routes – Jalan Kia Peng/Jalan Stonor, Jalan Tun Razak, Lorong Lumba Kuda, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Jalan Raja Chulan/Tun Perak, Jalan Hang Tuah and Jalan Pudu – to get to their destination. “Routes coming from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and TUDM Airport in Subang will also be affected,” the cop added.

Sounds like traffic mayhem, so consider taking the trains if you really need to head downtown.