MMC-Gamuda has issued a statement regarding the closure of two stretch of road closures from 15 – 31 December 2015. The road closures will take place at night along the Cheras-Kajang highway and Pekan Batu 11/Balakong road.

Details of the road closures below:

Image from Paul Tan's Automotive News

Image from Paul Tan’s Automotive News

Cheras-Kajang Highway (15 – 30 Dec 2015)
On the Cheras-Kajang highway, the road headed to KL and Kajang will be closed for 14 nights starting from 15 Dec (Tuesday) until 30 Dec (Wednesday) for the painting of the segmented box girder pier 55 to pier 57, a special crossing for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) construction. The closure will begin from 11pm to 6am, and two lanes will be available for motorists from KL to Kajang.

Motorists can take the slip road to Bukit Dukung/Taman Koperasi Cuepacs and use Jalan Cheras Lama to Kajang. Those heading from Kajang to KL can turn into the slip road to Jalan Kampung Bukit Dukung and turn left to rejoin the Cheras-Kajang highway.

Pekan Batu 11/Balakong Road
The Pekan Batu 11/Balakong road will be closed for 16 nights for the same reason, from 16 Dec (Wednesday) until Dec 31 (Thursday) between 11pm and 5am. From 16 – 23 Dec, motorists will be directed to make a U-turn to head to their respective destinations. However, from 24 – 31 Dec, both right-most lanes near the traffic light junction of Pekan Batu 11/Balakong (Kajang and Balakong bound) will have one lane available for each direction.

There will be intermitten road closures in front of Pekan Batu 11 MRT Station at KM 15.5 until KM 17, Cheras-Kajang Highway on 18 – 31 De from 12 midnight to 5am.

Ongoing MRT construction along the Cheras-Kajang highway (Photo from Paul Tan's Automotive News)

Ongoing MRT construction along the Cheras-Kajang highway (Photo from Paul Tan’s Automotive News)

Since the road closures will only be from (late) night-time until early morning, it should not significantly affect your usual route – unless you tend to use these roads very late at night or very early in the morning. Weekends might prove a little more troublesome, as some night owls tend to stay out a bit later, so do take note of the alternative routes and plan accordingly.

Drive safe! 🙂

Paul Tan’s Automotive News (link)
The Star Online (link)