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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 November 2018

Construction noise and road closures expected in Abu Dhabi suburb as major works begin

The municipality has thanked residents for their patience as 66km of internal roads are widened and relaid

Upgrades to the roads across Khalifa City are under way Christopher Pike / The National
Upgrades to the roads across Khalifa City are under way Christopher Pike / The National

Residents of an Abu Dhabi suburb have been told to expect construction noise and road closures in the coming months as a major infrastructure project gets under way.

Abu Dhabi Municipality said extensive works will be carried out in Khalifa City including the widening of the main streets and the laying down of new pavements.

Altogether 66km of roads will be widened while 85km of cycle tracks will also be laid.

In addition, about 1,400 bright white LED street lights will be installed.

The white lights are the new LEDS, with the older yellow lights on the right in this shot of Abu Dhabi's Salam Street. Abu Dhabi Municipality
The white lights are the new LEDs, with the older yellow lights on the right in this shot of Abu Dhabi's Salam Street. Abu Dhabi Municipality

"Abu Dhabi Municipality appreciates the understanding of Khalifa City residents for the inconvenience associated with improvement works currently under way in the city," the authority said in a notice.

"Works might involve noises, road closures and others, but once completed, the quality of living in the city will be immensely improved for the benefit of all."

Officials said traffic flow should improve, and that the area will be easier to walk and cycle around once completed. The notice gave no completion date for the works.

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