DUBAI 16 May 2017: The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has announced the introduction of traffic diversions on internal roads of the Dubai Investment Park (DIP) and Discovery Gardens.
The step is needed as part of construction works of Route 2020 Project.
Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic & Roads Agency, said a traffic diversion will be made over two phases on internal roads of the DIP. Part of Street 70 will be closed, existing R/As will be upgraded, and traffic will be diverted to alternative roads while keeping the private entry points to the buildings open in the said Street.
Phase I of the traffic diversions will start early June 2017, followed by Phase II in mid-June. These diversions will remain in place pending the completion of the required works.
“The RTA is keen on completing the infrastructures of Route 2020 according to plan & schedule. Such compliance will ensure the smooth flow of traffic on public or internal roads of residential complexes and business communities impacted by this strategic project.
“The RTA has charted out a plan to carry out temporary traffic diversions of Route 2020 Project over several phases during the project construction period. The project teams and associated firms will spare no effort in ensuring the smooth traffic flow, and alleviating the impact on residents of the neighborhood until the completion of all project works,” she noted.
Bin Udai called on motorists and road users to pay attention to traffic diversions, comply with directional signs for their safety, and avoid triggering congestions that cause bottlenecks, which need a long time to clear. Works will be up & running 24/7 until the completion of all works relating to Route 2020 Project.
It is noteworthy that the RTA had carried a traffic diversion last March on Ibn Battuta Road (Discovery Gardens). The diversion, which shall remain in place until December 2019, involves the closure of one of the three lanes, extends from Interchange 7 to Interchange 12.
By Sheena Amos