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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 17 August 2018

UAE traffic: Roads largely clear as Abu Dhabi removes speed buffers

Drivers throughout Abu Dhabi no longer allowed to exceed stated road limits without penalties

There were few problems on Abu Dhabi roads this morning despite changes to speed limits. Sammy Dallal / The National
There were few problems on Abu Dhabi roads this morning despite changes to speed limits. Sammy Dallal / The National

Traffic was moving smoothly in Abu Dhabi this morning, after the removal of the 20 kilometre per hour speed buffer. Drivers who now exceed the posted speed limit will be fined.

Delays of up to 15 minutes were reported both ways on the E10 Salam Street as construction works under way near the Mangroves National Park exacerbated the heavy traffic. Other roads in the capital were clear.

In Dubai, tailbacks had begun southbound on the E44 Ras Al Khor/Al Khail Road, with congestion extending four kilometres between the D71 junction and the D67 junction by Al Quoz 4.

There was severe congestion on the E311 at the Sharjah-Dubai border, extending from the S120 junction to the D93 junction near the Etisalat Metro Station.

On the E11 border, Dubai-bound traffic started at Al Taawun and extended for more than three kilometres past the Al Qiyadah Metro station.

No delays were reported on the E611.

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