COUNTER FLOW TRAFFIC TO LCCT FOR F1 RACE IN SEPANG ON APRIL 10

Published on April 1st, 2011

Anticipating a drastic increase in vehicle movement for the F1 race on April 10, traffic police will be introducing changes in the traffic flow movement around Sepang Circuit including introducing counter flow stretches to accommodate traffic for the LCCT sector.

From 11am, an additional lane of six kilometers will be created specifically for traffic heading to LCCT; beginning from the runabout near the KLIA Mosque at Km 1.4 of Jalan Pekeliling via a counter-flow.

“The flow would then move back into its normal route at Km 7.1, which is at the traffic light junction after the circuit,” Sepang International Circuit announced in a statement today.

The counter-flow would then be reversed after 4.30pm to provide an additional lane in accommodating vehicles leaving the circuit after the race.

Slotted as Round 2, the 2011 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix is scheduled to start at 4pm and should finish by 5.30pm and will be followed by the podium ceremony. This will be followed by the 2011 Malaysia Grand Prix concert featuring Korean pop star, Rain.

In addition to the counter flow, another significant change to the traffic flow would be the part-closure of Jalan Salak Tinggi – Sepang, which is the main road leading to the F1 paddock.

The stretch from the traffic light to the turn leading to the paddock entrance will be made as a one-way street for April 10. Traffic from Salak heading to LCCT and KLIA will need to detour left from entry of Parking PG3, which would take them to the traffic light leading to LCCT.

“There would be a total of 250 police personnel working during the event. I urged all road users to follow their instructions so that we could ensure traffic flow to be as smooth as possible,” said SIC Chief Executive Officer Dato Ahmad Razlan Ahmad Razali.

Parking would be on first come first serve basis and fans should not be too worry parking too far away for their allocated seats as there would shuttle buses moving around the circuit to ferry the spectators.

In view of high traffic flow, Razlan advised spectators to use public transportation, adding that SIC was working closely with Skybus and ERL/Cityliner in providing the services.

words & pix: SIC

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