DUBAI 20 May 2017: The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai yesterday opened the initial phase of the traffic diversion at the junction of Al Sa’ada-Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard Streets at Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai.
Two other phases will be completed this June at the junction of the Business Bay-Al Meydan Streets. These diversions will remain in place throughout the construction period of Parallel Roads Project at the Business Bay District.
“RTA had charted out a master plan for managing the existing traffic diversions, which maintains the same number of the existing lanes to ensure a smooth flow of traffic, avoid impacting the current traffic volumes or causing potential tailbacks,” said Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic & Roads Agency. “This diversion forms part of other key diversions to complete RTA’s vital projects and remains in place until the project completion.”
Following the opening of this diversion, RTA will proceed with the construction works on two bridges and underpasses on the existing three signalized junctions on Al Sa’ada Street with Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard (at Burj Khalifa Dubai Downtown) and on the Business Bay and Al Meydan Streets (at the Business Bay District).
The three surface intersections will be converted into signalized R/As to address the traffic requirements, maintain the traffic safety and ensure a smooth flow of traffic in all intersections.
Maitha called on road users to abide by directional signage, use alternative roads and comply with the speed limits for their safety.
By Angel Chan