New diversion on capital's Mina Road

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has announced a traffic diversion on Mina Road for two months, starting tomorrow.

The flow of traffic in both directions at the intersection of Street No 2 Old Mazda with Mina Road will be pushed to the left, a few metres on Mina Road.

The move is meant to give way to the construction of Al Salam tunnel wall, as well as to transfer service lines and public utilities in the area.

The municipality, in coordination with the General Headquarters of Abu Dhabi Police, has taken all the necessary measures such as placing road signs and barriers necessary to ensure traffic safety and a smooth flow path, particularly for vehicles heading towards the port.

Efforts to continuously ease traffic and inconvenience to users of Al Salam Street are still under way until the project's completion at the end of the year.

The development of Al Salam Street and the Eastern Ring Road into a freeway will be take place through a series of tunnels and intersections to separate the upper levels of traffic. Upon completion, cars will be able to cross without stopping along the island of Abu Dhabi to Mina Zayed, resulting in a smoother flow of traffic and a significant reduction in travel time. The new road network is expected to accommodate more than 6,000 vehicles per hour.

The Salam Street project is one of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken by the municipality in line with its strategy to develop the city infrastructure according to the highest international standards.

The municipality has urged motorists to stay within the speed limits and respect all traffic rules to avoid accidents.

 

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