Partial closure as maintenance of Maktoum Road starts today

DUBAI — Dubai Municipality will begin improvement and maintenance works on the Al Maktoum Road in Deira from today.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 8 Aug 2005, 10:12 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:12 PM

The road will undergo necessary renovation work in the area opposite the civic body's head office, between Omar Ibn Al Khattab intersection and the Baniyas Square. The project, which involves works to be carried out on both sides of the road, is estimated to be completed by August 19.

The project works will include removal of the damaged layer of asphalt and laying of a new top layer. The project is included in the annual renovation plan for maintenance of main roads in Dubai.

Mohammed Mashroum, Head of the Renovation Section, said that the staff assigned to carry out the renovation project have been instructed to proceed with the renovation works between 12 midnight and 6am to avoid disrupting traffic flow in the area. The works will be carried out with partial closure of one side of the road allowing the sparse traffic at that time of the day to flow smoothly without any hindrance, while the complete closure of the road will be limited to a specific time on certain days to lay the asphalt.

According to Mashroum, the closure will be in effect from 1am to 12noon on August 12 and 19, and this will be done in co-ordination with the traffic department and the concerned authorities to minimise inconvenience to motorists. He added that while the municipality regrets the inconvenience that will result from the renovation works, he pointed out that the project is being undertaken to improve traffic movement and motorists' safety.

Mashroum said that the municipality is keen to keep the roads and related infrastructure well maintained, and this in line with the objectives of the civic body. He clarified that a joint team was formed with the section and the horticulture and public parks department to survey and prune or cut trees obstructing the view of motorists or covering road signs.

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