KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 (Bernama) -- Starting April 1, all heavy vehicles exceeding 4.4 metre in height heading to Port Dickson and Seremban, are advised not to use Jalan Rasah.

Instead, heavy vehicles from Port Dickson toll plaza (South) and Rasah heading towards Port Dickson were required to use the Taman Thivy Jaya-Taman Rasah Jaya-Seremban 3 route.

Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad (PLUS) in a statement here today said the alternative route was activated to facilitate the construction of the bridge in the area which was part of the fourth lane widening work on the North-South Expressway.

PLUS also advised all heavy vehicle drivers to follow all traffic signages and regulations when plying the alternative route.

PLUS also informed that three rest and service (R&R) areas and lay-bys on the North-South Expressway would be temporarily closed for maintenance work from tomorrow until Thursday.

Tomorrow, the northbound Rawang R&R at KM440 would be closed from 9 am to 6 pm, while on Wednesday, the southbound Seremban R&R at KM274.4 would be closed from 8.30 am to 7 pm.

All facilities except the public restrooms, surau and petrol station at the southbound Taiping Lay-by at KM212.6 would be closed from 8 am to 5 pm.

On Thursday, the northbound Seremban R&R at KM272.2 would be closed from 8.30 am to 7 pm and the northbound Taiping lay-by at KM213 to be closed from 8 am until 5 pm.

Meanwhile, Sistem Lingkaran-Lebuhraya Kajang Sdn Bhd (SILK) said that underpass access from Jalan Maklumat to Gate 13 and Gate 33 of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) at Lebuh Silikon would be closed from tomorrow until March 31.

The closure was due to the widening of the underpass which was part of SILK's Highway upgrading project.

All motorists were advised to use UPM's main entrance to UPM main campus.