Yes, road closures in the city again.

This time, Kuala Lumpur’s main roads will be closed for the 27th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits 2015, which will be held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) from 18 – 22 November (Wednesday to Sunday).

Starting today (Nov 18), Kuala Lumpur traffic police will be controlling traffic from 7am to 11.30pm daily, with full road closures in effect over the weekend (November 21 and 22) from 7.40am to 9am.

The public are advised to enter the city before 7.15am to ‘avoid any inconveniences’, and encouraged to take public transport (LRT, KTM, and/or Monorail) into the city centre. Motorists are advised to plan their journey and obey all traffic laws and instructions from the police, as well as avoid the roads mentioned.

No summonses will be issued to traffic offenders; immediate action will be taken instead, which will including towing away cars that are parked at cordoned-off areas and obstructing traffic.

The closures are for the security of the leaders and delegates of the participating nations as well as to facilitate their movement. The VIPs will include world leaders from ASEAN countries, Japan, China, India, and the United States, among them US President Barack Obama, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and China’s prime minister Li Keqiang.

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Roads affected:

  • 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 P.Ramlee
  • Jalan Ampang/Jalan Binjai
  • Jalan Sultan Ismail/Jalan P.Ramlee
  • Jalan Raja Chulan/Persiaran Raja Chulan

Besides KL roads, routes from KLIA and TUDM Airport in Subang will also be affected. Exceptions will be made for VVIPs, VIPs, ambassadors and those with an official invitation to attend the summit and celebrations.

Alternate routes:

  • Jalan Kia Peng/Jalan Stonor
  • Jalan Tun Razak
  • Lorong Lumba Kuda
  • Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
  • Jalan Raja Chulan/Jalan Tun Perak
  • Jalan Hang Tuah
  • Jalan Pudu

Check out the map below and plan your route accordingly if you’re headed into the city for the next few days!