Friday, August 2, 2013

Ring Roads in Kuala Lumpur

If you're living in Kuala Lumpur you may have heard about Inner Ring Road, Middle Ring Road 1 and Middle Ring Road 2. These roads form a circle from end to end, surrounding the city. In other countries, ring roads are known as beltways.

But how do they look on the map? I have waited to do this for a long time! After discovering about drawing routes with Google Maps, I have created this:

View Kuala Lumpur Ring Roads in a larger map

Inner Ring Road (IRR)  Middle Ring Road 1  Middle Ring Road 2

There are three main ring roads that serves Kuala Lumpur. While ring roads are actually schemes for transport planning, they are made up by individual roads with names:

Kuala Lumpur Inner Ring Road, IRR (Jalan Lingkaran Dalam Kuala Lumpur, JLD)
An urban and municipal ring road. The Bukit Bintang shopping precinct is located inside! The system is about 8.4 km long
  • Jalan Hang Tuah
  • Jalan Imbi
  • Jalan Sultan Ismail
  • Jalan Kuching
  • Jalan Kinabalu
  • Jalan Maharajalela

Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1, MRR1 (Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 1 Kuala Lumpur, JLT1)
An urban and municipal ring road that forms the "boundary" of downtown Kuala Lumpur. Very busy during rush hour. Also known as Kuala Lumpur-Petaling Jaya Traffic Dispersal Scheme. It's about 18.5 km long
  • Jalan Istana
  • Jalan Damansara
  • Lebuhraya Mahameru
  • Jalan Tun Razak
  • Jalan Yew
  • Jalan Sungai Besi

Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2, MRR2 (Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2 Kuala Lumpur, JLT2)
A ring road consisting of a freeway and two tolled expressways. The freeway consists of Federal Route 28 and 54; tollways are Damansara-Puchong Expressway and part of Shah Alam Expressway. It connects places near the border of Federal Territory of KL and Selangor. This road is approximately 69 km.
  • Federal Route 28 @ MRR2
  • Shah Alam Expressway (up to Sunway Interchange)
  • Damansara-Puchong Expressway
  • Federal Route 54 @ Selayang-Kepong Highway

When travelling on ring roads, you can state the direction of travel as clockwise or anti-clockwise (though you won't be using clockwise/anti-clockwise generally, but instead refer direction of travel as "destination-bound")

Happy Driving =)

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