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Penang Bridge to close for marathon on Sunday

November 19th, 2010 Leave a comment

PENANG Bridge will be closed to all traffic between 1am and 10am this Sunday in conjunction with the Penang Bridge International Marathon.

The closure also includes the access road leading to Penang Bridge Sdn Bhd (PBSB) office from the North-South Expressway and routes leading to the toll plaza from Seberang Jaya and the Prai Industrial Area on the mainland.

The Prai-bound stretch on the island from the Tunku Kudin roundabout, Faraday Road, Georgetown/Jelutong and Sungai Nibong heading towards the bridge will also be closed.

PBSB said in a statement that some 100 people would be deployed to direct the traffic during the marathon.

The public are advised to plan their journey early and adhere to the traffic advisory, road signs and Variable Message Sign to avoid disruptions.

The public can also call Bridgeline at 1300-1300-03 or SMS PBSB online traffic information system for real time traffic updates on the Penang bridge. The marathon, one of the state’s annual events which attract foreign participation, has been held since 1985.



SOURCE: The Star

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