Detours and road closures in conjunction 27th LTdL

By Aida Aziz
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IPOH: Detours and road closures will be implemented in several locations in the state in conjunction with the 27th edition of the Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) bike race.

Perak Police Chief, Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said, there are three stages in the diversion and closure of the road from 25 to 27 September (Monday-Wednesday).

“The roads that will be diverted and closed during the cycling race are on September 25, Monday on the Gerik-Jeli East-West Highway (JRTB) and Gerik-Kupang East-West Highway (JRTB) Phase II.

“On September 26, 2023 , Tuesday, in Pekan Parit Buntar, Pekan Bagan Serai, Pekan Simpang, Taiping, Pekan Kuala Kangsar, Pekan Sungai Siput Town, Pekan Chemor Town and Bandar Meru Raya.

“September 27, 2023, Wednesday, involves Pekan Slim River and Pekan Tanjung Malim,” he said through a statement here today.

He added that the cycling race will cover the road in Perak starting in the third stage from Jeli, Kelantan and ending in Baling, Kedah on September 25, involving the Gerik district with a race distance of 183.1 km.

“Then the fourth stage from Bukit Mertajam, Penang and ends in Meru Raya, Ipoh on September 26 involving the districts of Kerian, Taiping, Kuala Kangsar, Sungai Siput and Ipoh with a race distance of 140.2 km,” he said.

In addition, he said, the fifth stage from Slim River, Tapah and ending in Genting Highland, Pahang on September 27 involved Muallim district with a race distance of 126.4 km.

In this regard, Mohd Yusri explained that the movement of heavy vehicles is not allowed in the area along the LTdL route and diversions will be made by the police and the Road Transport Department (JPJ).

“It is absolutely forbidden to park vehicles on the left and right shoulder of the road along the LTdL route to avoid any untoward incident.

“It is not allowed to go through all lanes or exits and entrances to the main route, the LTdL route will be opened and detours will be made by traffic officers until the LTdL participants finish through the route.

“The road will be reopened to all traffic after all racing events are completed to the border involved,” he added.

He added that all road users are advised to plan their journey and use alternative roads to avoid congestion that may occur as a result of the road closure.

In addition, road users are advised to obey traffic rules and the instructions of traffic officers and members to facilitate traffic movement to make way for the race event.

“The general public and spectators who watch the LTdL race are advised to obey the instructions of the police to ensure the safety and comfort of the spectators, racers, support team and all LTdL staff,” he said.

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