Fri 19-05-2017 16:14 PM
DUBAI, 19th May 2017 (WAM) - The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has opened on Friday the initial phase of the traffic diversion at the junction of Al Sa’ada-Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard Streets at Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai. Two other phases will complete this June at the junction of the Business Bay-Al Meydan Streets. These diversions will remain in place throughout the construction period of Parallel Roads Project at the Business Bay District.
Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic & Roads Agency, said, "RTA had charted out a master plan for managing the existing traffic diversions, which maintains the same number of the existing lanes to ensure a smooth flow of traffic, avoid impacting the current traffic volumes or causing potential tailbacks. This diversion forms part of other key diversions to complete RTA’s vital projects and remains in place until the project completion.
"Following the opening of this diversion, RTA will proceed with the construction works in two bridges & underpasses on the existing three signalized junctions on Al Sa’ada Street with Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard at Burj Khalifa Dubai Downtown and on the Business Bay and Al Meydan Streets at the Business Bay District.
The three surface intersections will be converted into signalized R/As to address the traffic requirements, maintain the traffic safety and ensure a smooth flow of traffic in all intersections," she added.
Maitha called on road users to abide by directional signage, use alternative roads and comply with the speed limits for their safety and realization of RTA’s Vision of Safe & Smooth Transport for All.