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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Commuters warned of traffic diversion due to work on Jumeirah flyover

Works to begin on Friday and run until July 2018

Traffic diversions will take place on a series of Dubai roads while work on a new interchange is carried out.

The project will provide a direct link between the Jumeirah district and Al Khail Road in both directions, passing across the parallel roads of Al Asayel Road and First Al Khail Road.

The move aims to help complete construction works on bridges and roads under Umm Al Sheif-Latifa bint Hamdan Streets Intersection Improvement project.

It involves the construction of two-tier roads and bridges providing free traffic on Umm Al Sheif Street from Jumeirah Street and Al Wasl Street to the west of the Sheikh Zayed Road.

It will also provide a two-way bridge linking Latifa bin Hamdan Street and Al Zomorrod Street, to the East of Sheikh Zayed Road, with the Sheikh Zayed Road to ensure a free traffic flow.

“The traffic diversion will be opened on Friday and continue until July 2018 and alternative streets will be provided,” said Maitha bin Adai, chief executive of the Roads and Transport Agency.

“The RTA will close the lanes on the Latifa bint Hamdan Street in the direction of First Al Khail Road, at their intersection.

"Motorists can use the signalised traffic diversion passing through Street 3B and 14A, around the building of Khaleej Times newspaper.”

The RTA will close the U-turn on the Latifa bint Hamdan Street heading northward to Al Asayel and First Al Khail Roads.

An alternative u-turn will be provided in the same direction to ease the traffic movement in the intersection on which bridges will be built.

“The RTA will maintain the same number of lanes, with a slight adjustment in the site of the light signal to fend off the turn of heavy vehicles at the intersection of First Al Khail Road and Latifa Bint Hamdan Street,” she said.

“An alternative turn will be provided for heavy vehicles at the intersection of First Al Khail Road with Latifa Bint Hamdan Street.

The u-turn will be opened for heavy vehicles moving from Al Asayel Road to the First Al Khail Road westward to ensure a smooth flow of trucks from and to Al Quoz Industrial Area and temporary metal structures have been provided to alert motorists about the permissible heights, and that road works in progress at the intersection.”

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