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The Lekas Highway will be closed from 5pm on Apr 15 to 3am on Apr 16 for the RHB Shimano Highway [email protected] 2017 cycling tournament. Pix by SAIRIEN NAFIS

KUALA LUMPUR: The Lekas Highway will be closed this weekend from 5pm on April 15, to 3am on April 16 to make way for the RHB Shimano Highway [email protected] 2017 cycling event.

In a statement today, Lebuhraya Kajang Seremban Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Wan Salwani Wan Yusoff said Lekas will be the first highway to close its access temporarily for the night cycling event.

She said Lekas estimates that around 50,000 commuters will be affected by the road closure.

“We obtained approval from the Works Ministry and the Malaysia Highway Authority (MHA) to be the venue sponsor.

“Bukit Aman’s Traffic Division also approved the traffic management plan on total road closure for the event,” she said.

Wan Salwani said a total of 16 junctions will be closed for the event to ensure smooth and safe rides for the participants.

The closure will extend from the Kajang Selatan Interchange to the Paroi Junction.

Road users travelling from Seremban, Senawang and Kuala Pilah are advised to use alternative routes, namely Federal Route 1 and the Plus Highway.

Lekas extends its apology for any inconvenience caused.

For updates on the closure, connect with Lekas through its twitter account @LEKAStrafik, its Facebook Fan Page at ‘LEKAS Highway’, its website, the LLM Traffic Info Centre, or call its Infoline at 1 800 88 8021.

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