Road closures for George Town City Day
Bernard Cheah –

GEORGE TOWN (Dec 27, 2010): Several roads around the Esplanade will be closed Saturday to pave way for the 54th George Town City Day celebration.

In a statement issued by the Enginering Department of the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP), the roads which will be closed from between 4am and midnight of New Year's Day include the stretch between the Light Street roundabout and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling junction, the Light Street and King Street junction, the Penang Street and Light Street junction; and Beach Street and Downing Street junction.

Part of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah will be closed between 7am and midnight on the same day.

Buses travelling between Weld Quay and Light Street will be detoured to Gat Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Chulia and Penang Road.

The council will set up road signs and blockages to detour traffic flow.