Motorist alert: Dubai's RTA announces Al Shindagha Tunnel closure, traffic diversion

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Filed on November 6, 2020
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Bus travellers have been advised to plan their journey due to diversion on routes.

Motorists in Dubai have been told that Al Shindagha Tunnel will be closed for vehicles coming from Deira to Bur Dubai on Friday and Saturday, according to a tweet posted by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

On Friday, November 6, the tunnel will be closed from 12:30 am to 10:30 am and on Saturday, November 7 from 12:30 am until 8 am, the RTA said.

"Please use Al Maktoum Bridge and Al Garhoud Bridge to reach your destinations," the RTA advised.

Commuters travelling on RTA buses should be prepared for delays due to the traffic diversion during the closure hours. The affected routes are X13, X02, 8, 95, C01, C03, C07, C09, C18, E306 and X23. The RTA has urged travellers to depart early on their trips.

The RTA has also notified motorists to expect delays on the Al Khawaneej Street intersection that connects with Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Street, from 2 am on Friday, November 6 until 6 am on Saturday, November 7.

The authorities have urged motorists to use alternative roads like the Ras Al Khor Road, Tripoli Street and Tunis Street during those hours.

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