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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 October 2018

Speed limit reduced on UAE's fastest road

Road works on the Al Ghuwaifat highway between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia will see the limit drop from 160kph to 120kph in one section

The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed highway opened in January. Courtesy: Wam
The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed highway opened in January. Courtesy: Wam

The speed limit on the UAE's fastest road will be reduced until the end of 2018 while road works take place.

Police on Tuesday said the limit on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed highway will be cut to 120kph from 160kph in one section.

"Abu Dhabi Police announces that the left lane of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed highway (Al Mafraq - Al Ghwaifat) will be closed on both directions from Hameem bridge to Al Dab'iyah bridge," a post on social media read.

"The closure will be on Wednesday, June 27 in the morning and will continue for six months.

"Radar speed limit during the construction period is 120km/h."

The highway links the capital to the Al Dhafra Region and Saudi Arabia, and speed cameras are set to record at 161kph, meaning the usual 20kph buffer does not apply. Motorists breaking the limit will be fined.

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