Steps Taken to Ease Traffic Movement During Salam Street Closure

DUBAI - The Abu Dhabi Municipality has taken several steps to ease traffic movement and avoid traffic jams due to the closure of Salam Street in the capital.

By Adel Arafah

Published: Thu 12 Feb 2009, 1:40 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:37 AM

Development work in progress on Salam Street in Abu Dhabi.—KT Photos by Iftikhar ShaheediThese includechanging the duration of traffic signals at certain points, Khalifa Al Mazroui, Director-General of the Municipality, said on Tuesday.

He said the municipality had conducted a field surveyto find urgent solutions to the traffic problems resulting from the development project.

“The municipality has installed more signboards to alert motorists and help them to take alternative routes. The municipality has also changed the directions of some intersections to facilitate smooth traffic movement,” he said.

A Korean engineer supervising the development work on Salam Street.A specialised technical team manages the control room set up in the municipality to control traffic movement on the roads round the clock and follow up all emergencies.

Al Mazroui called on the motorists and residents of the area to comply with the new regulations andadhere tothe fixed speed limits and directions.

The officialasked the pedestrians to use the areas and bridges specified for them.

The swift response by the municipality came following complaints from residents of Al Nadi Al Sayahi area (Tourist Club) who were having difficulty in reaching their workplaces because of the closure of some sections of Salam Street.

Salam Street is being developed by the municipality by adding new roads and tunnels.

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