Rising congestion on major highways this evening

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic heading towards the city is reported to be congested on some of the main expressways leading into the capital, as the Hari Raya holidays end and most people return to work tomorrow.

Higher volume of vehicles have been sighted starting from this evening with many families returning home after celebrating Raya in their hometowns.

Last night, some motorists were caught in a 10-hour crawl from Gua Musang travelling from Kota Baru in Kelantan. It is learnt that many motorists had opted to travel by night to avoid the heatwave and traffic jam.

Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) providing frequent updates on X showed slow moving traffic on North-South Expressway, Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway, and East Coast Expressway 1 (LPT1).

On the North-South Expressway heading towards the capital, traffic was reported to be slow from Kuala Kangsar to Ipoh, Gua Tempurung to Rest and Restore Area (R&R) Tapah, Sungkai to Slim River, Bukit Tagar to Bukit Beruntung exits to Sungai Buaya, and from Jasin to Melaka.

Traffic from Port Dickson to Seremban and towards Nilai is also slow but moving and a slight crawl is spotted after Sg Besi Toll Plaza towards Kesas exit.

Traffic is also slow from Seberang Jaya to Nibong Tebal, Bertam to Seberang Jaya to Perai; from Jawi to Sungai Nibong. In the northern direction, traffic congestion is reported from Simpang Renggam to Ayer Hitam; from Tangkak to Simpang Ampat and from Pedas Linggi to Seremban.

On Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway, traffic is reported to be slow moving from Karak to Bentong; from Bentong to Gombak headingtowards Plaza Tol Gombak.Meanwhile, in the city, most roads remain clear except for Jalan Imbi in Bukit Bintang and Jalan Awan Besar towards Kesas Highway.

Tuas Second Link and Causeway, Penang Bridge as well as the Menora Tunnel are also clear and smooth moving.

The public can get the latest traffic information through the toll-free Plusline at 1800-88-0000 and on Twitter at or through the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) hotline at 1800-887752 and on Twitter at

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