Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) wishes to provide an update on the lane closures in the Bukit Bintang area.
MRT Corp wishes to inform that Jalan Raja Chulan is now open to all traffic heading towards Jalan Tun Razak. Two lanes in front of Chulan Square, which were closed since 7 May 2014, are now open.
However, the turning from Jalan Raja Chulan into Jalan Imbi is still closed to traffic. This is to enable the MRT Project underground works contractor MMC Gamuda KVMRT Sdn Bhd to continue ground treatment work. The ground treatment work is to rectify the depression in the road, detected in the evening of 6 May 2014 due to a burst pipe.
The following closures in the area also remain:
i. Jalan Bukit Bintang (Pavilion-bound) in front of the Audi Showroom, which began on 6 May 2014,
ii. Jalan Bukit Bintang (Jalan Tun Razak-bound) in front of Bangunan LTAT and Menara Worldwide (Tun Razak-bound) which began on 23 April 2014. Road users heading to Jalan Tun Razak from Jalan Raja Chulan will be diverted onto the opposite side of Jalan Bukit Bintang under a contraflow system at this stretch of road.
Following the opening of Jalan Raja Chulan to traffic headed to Jalan Tun Razak, road users can now gain access to Bangunan LTAT and Menara Worldwide from Jalan Raja Chulan.
The temporary right turn into Bangunan LTAT and Menara Worldwide from Jalan Bukit Bintang (Jalan Imbi-bound), which was implemented when Jalan Raja Chulan was closed to traffic, is no longer applicable.
MRT Corp would like to advise road users of the following diversions as a result of road closures in the area:
i) From Jalan Raja Chulan to Jalan Bukit Bintang:
The two lanes remain open and can be used.
ii) From Jalan Raja Chulan to Jalan Imbi.
As the right turn from Jalan Raja Chulan to Jalan Imbi remains closed, road users should use the slip road beside Pavilion to get onto Jalan Bukit Bintang, and then enter Jalan Yap Tai Chi to get to Jalan Imbi.
iii) Jalan Bukit Bintang (Pavilion-bound):
As the stretch in front of the Audi Showroom remains closed, all traffic along Jalan Bukit Bintang from Jalan Tun Razak will be diverted to Jalan Imbi.
iv) Jalan Bukit Bintang (Jalan Tun Razak-bound)
As the stretch of Jalan Bukit Bintang (Jalan Tun Razak-bound) in front of Bangunan LTAT and Menara Worldwide (Tun Razak bound) remains closed, road users heading to Jalan Tun Razak from Jalan Raja Chulan will be diverted onto the opposite side of Jalan Bukit Bintang under a contraflow system at this stretch of road.
As the closures also affect several pedestrian walkways and crossings in the area, MRT Project Underground Works Contractor MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd has identified several safe walkways and crossings for pedestrians along the roads. Pedestrians are urged to follow directional signs along the roads.
Traffic police and the MRT Project Emergency Response Team have been deployed to help direct traffic.
MRT Corp apologises for the inconvenience caused and will provide further updates on the situation and when the road will be reopened.
For more information the public can visit the MRT website at www.mymrt.com.myor www.mymrt-underground.com.my, Twitter @MRTMalaysia or @MyMRTUnderground, Facebook @MRTMalaysia or call the MRT Hotline at 1-800-82-6868. – May 13, 2014.