The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has announced a temporary detour that includes a gradual shift of the Corniche Street's two lanes in the area near Corniche hospital and Sheraton hotel in both directions. This will be implemented on Thursday to complete utility works in the area as part of the road works of Al Salam Street and the Eastern Ring Road.
This step comes as part of the municipality efforts to gradually open the completed parts of Al Salam Street, maintain smooth traffic flow in the city and comes in line with its vision to improve quality of life and maintain a sustainable environment in Abu Dhabi.
The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ - Traffic and Patrols Directorate, continues to encourage motorists to adhere to speed limits, obey all traffic laws and take alternative routes. Pedestrians are urged to use proper crossing areas and bridges provided by the municipality for their own safety.
The mega infrastructure project is part of the municipality's strategic aim to meet the requirements of a developing city, as well as respond to the needs of the growing population. It includes upgrading the existing road to an urban expressway with a network of roads and tunnels that will lead to a smooth free-flow facility of an estimated capacity of 12,000 vehicles per hour on both directions.
Upon completion of Al Salam Street Project, motorists will be able to travel through Al Salam Street without any traffic signals from Sheikh Zayed Bridge until the Mina Zayed. The project will also positively impact the environment by reducing traffic volumes that will lead to a decrease in air pollution. Likewise, the tunnels' central system is among the most advanced in the world and comes with enhanced safety features.