x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Temporary speed reduction on Abu Dhabi-Dubai motorway

Radars along a stretch of the road will be set at 121kph, down from 141kph, as roadwork is carried out.

The present speed limit on the E10 in Abu Dhabi is set at 140kph. Delores Johnson / The National
The present speed limit on the E10 in Abu Dhabi is set at 140kph. Delores Johnson / The National

ABU DHABI // The speed limit on the capital’s Al Shahama main road – the E10 – has been cut due to roadworks.

Radars along a stretch of the road will be cut to 120 kilometres per hour, from 140kph, on Tuesday as work is carried out to expand the carriageway.

The work has led to the number of lanes being reduced from four to three for the duration of the project.

The restrictions apply from Al Shahama to Sheikh Zayed Bridge, in both directions.

The speed limit will be reassessed once the upgrade is completed, but it is not yet clear how long that may take.

Khalid Al Suwaidi, surface transport adviser and acting general director at the Department of Transport, said that the decision was taken “after conducting a detailed technical study using a comprehensive approach that aims to provide solutions to such cases”.

The department urged all motorists to abide by the speed limit or face fines.

The Safety and Traffic Solutions Committee in Abu Dhabi said the limits were in place for the protection of drivers and to reduce the number of accidents.

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