Truck Timings Changed to Ease Congestion

DUBAI — The timing of movement of trucks during the holy month of Ramadan in Dubai has been changed with the aim of easing traffic congestion, the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

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Published: Fri 28 Aug 2009, 12:55 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:24 AM

Engineer Adel Al Marzouqi, director of Right of Way Services Department, said, “In particular, it covers Al Maktoum Bridge and Al Garhoud Bridge in addition to Al Khail, Al Wasl, Al Mankhool, Emirates, Shaikh Zayed, Safouh, Jumeirah, Ras Al Khor, Dubai-Al Ain and Al Awir roads.

Heavy traffic movement is prohibited from 7.30am to 9.30am, from 1pm to 3pm and from 5.30pm to 8pm” said Al Marzouqi.

The restrictions are also specified in certain downtown areas, arterial roads and key spots in Dubai where movement of trucks is not allowed from 7am to 11pm without any exception. These include Shaikh Zayed Road from Jebel Ali Port to Za’abeel Tunnel, part of Shaikh Rashid Road from Za’abeel Tunnel to Al Garhoud Tunnel, and Al Ittihad Road in the sector from Al Garhoud Tunnel to Al Mamzar Bridge, in addition to all downtown roads. Industrial areas are not affected by such the timing ban and traffic can move in these places round the clock.

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