Partial closure of Abu Dhabi Airport Road today

Motorists and air travellers are advised to take into consideration the partial closure of the Airport Road in Abu Dhabi today from 2pm until 6pm.

Some other roads in Abu Dhabi are also being partially closed for the Opening of the Qasr Al Hosn Fort Festival.

The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi announced the partial closure of Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (known as Airport Road) and the other major streets like Al Falah Street, Hamdan Street, Zayed the First Street and Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street, during the opening ceremony of Qasr al Hosn Fort Festival on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 2 pm to 6 pm, in support of the festival which will take place in part of Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street.

During the first day of the festival, five major streets and an internal street will be closed:

•Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (known as Airport Road), will be closed from Hamdan Street intersection to Al Falah Street intersection.

•Zayed the First Street, will be closed from Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum intersection to Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street intersection.

•Hamdan Street, will be closed from Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum intersection to Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street intersection.

•Al Falah Street, will be closed from Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street to Al Karama Street intersection.

•Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street, will be closed from Hamdan Street intersection to Zayed the First Street intersection.

• The internal street, is the Al Mashtal Street located in Al Khalidiya area between Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street and King Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz Street.

As a result of the closure, the residents and visitors of Fotouh Al Khair Centre, Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) and Al Khalidiya will be affected. Therefore, DoT encourages the public to be aware of the traffic congestion during the festival.

In order to facilitate the flow of traffic, some bus routes will be detoured from 1 pm to 6 pm during the first day of the festival as follows:

•Route 006, that operates Zayed the First Street and Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, will be detoured to Fourth Street (known as Al Muroor Street) going through Hamdan Street and then follow the normal route.

•Route 007, that operates Zayed the First Street, will be detoured to Fourth Street (known as Al Muroor Street) going through Hamdan Street to Sixth Street, and then follow the normal route.

•Route 008, that operates Fourth Street (known as Al Muroor Street) and Zayed the First Street, will be detoured to Hamdan Street going through Sixth Street and then follow the normal route.

•Route 009, that operates Al Falah Street, will be detoured to Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, going through Hazza Bin Zayed Street then Al Karama Street, and then follow the normal route.

•Route 032, that operates Zayed the First Street, will be detoured to Fourth Street going through Hamdan Street and Sixth Street, and then follow the normal route.

•Route 034, that operates Zayed the First Street and Rashid Bin Saeed Street, will be detoured to Hazza Bin Zayed Street going through Al Karama Street, Al Falah Street, Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street and then back to Zayed the First Street going through Sixth Street and Hamdan Street, and then follow the normal route.

•Route 044, that operates Al Karama Street to Al Falah Street, will be detoured from Al Karama Street going through Hazza Bin Zayed Street, Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street and Al Falah Street going through the Fourth Street to Zayed the First Street, and then follow the normal route.

•Route 054, going through the main bus station heading to Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street to Hamdan Street, will be detoured to Fourth Street to Hamdan Street, and then follow the normal route.

DoT will open all closed routes at 7pm after the opening festival.

It is worth mentioning that Qasr Al Hosn festival will kick off its festivity on Thursday, till Saturday, March 9, 2013, celebrating over 250 years.

Centered around the historic Qasr al Hosn Fort, the festival will bring to life the history of Abu Dhabi’s oldest building and the emirate’s culture through a host of events and a world-class live entertainment show for all family members.

In addition, DoT will provide "Park and Ride" free service to the public, located at Mashtal Al Manhal in Al Khalidiyah with more than 500 free parking facilities. The service will be available on Thursday, February 28 from 7pm until 1am and will continue from Friday, March 1 to Saturday, March 9 2013 from 2pm to 1am during the weekends and 2pm to midnight on weekdays.

DoT will also launch public awareness campaigns, to provide information related to re-routing of bus services and all affected areas and partial closure streets as a result of the festival, through the distribution of leaflets on vehicles and public buses, in addition to broadcast and prints advertisement, SMS, posters inside the buses and signboards at the entrances of the partially closed streets.

 

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