40 roads closed in KL for marathon

Forty roads in the capital will be closed in stages from 5am on Sunday to make way for the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2010.

The race will flag off and end at Dataran Merdeka.

The affected roads are:

Jalan Raja (Dataran Merdeka)
Jalan Hishamuddin
Hishamuddin roundabout to the slip road to Jalan Travers
Jalan Tun Sambanthan
Jalan Syed Putra
Jalan Lingkaran Tengah
KL-Seremban Expressway
Jalan Lapangan
Terbang Lama
Jalan Dewan Bahasa
Jalan Loke Yew to Jalan Cheras
Jalan Tun Razak to the slip road to Jalan Bukit Bintang
Jalan Sultan Ismail
Jalan Raja Chulan
Jalan P. Ramlee
Jalan Ampang
Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
Jalan Tun Razak
Jalan Ipoh
Kepong roundabout to Jalan Kuching
Segambut roundabout to Jalan Duta
Jalan Langgak Tunku
Jalan Tunku
Jalan Tun Ismail
Jalan Sultan Salehuddin
Dato Onn roundabout
Jalan Parlimen
Jalan Raja Laut
Jalan Semarang
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Jalan Kinabalu
Jalan Lembah,
Jalan Perdana
Jalan Cenderasari
Jalan Cenderawasih
Kampung Pandan roundabout

Kuala Lumpur traffic chief ACP Rusli Mohd Noor said the roads would be closed in stages 15 minutes before the race started and reopened at noon.

However, he said the roads around Dataran Merdeka would be closed from Saturday.
He said 350 traffic policemen and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) officers would be deployed to regulate traffic flow.
The marathon is jointly organised by Standard Chartered Bank, DBKL and the Federal Territories Amateur Athletics Association.