August 3, 2008…(MRR2), including the road under it, at Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, has been closed again due to the appearance of cracks. If you are travelling in that area from Taman Tun Dr Ismail or from Sg. Buloh, be prepared to endure a long jam.
The MRR2 in Kepong was re-opened at 5pm after city police had sectioned it off on Sunday morning because of what looked to be cracks appeared on the elevated highway.
Works Minister Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed said that two of the six lanes will be closed for the next three weeks until its team of consultants have studied the damage.
He said that three of the 18 carbon fibre panels on Pillar 28 had peeled off at about 9am on Sunday, causing some clumps of concrete to fall.
The structure was safe, he however claimed.
City Deputy Traffic Chief DSP Ng Fook Long said that police closed that section of the MRR2 at 10.30am following a directive from the Public Works Department (JKR) and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
The closure caused massive jams in many parts of the city.