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10km road expansion to ease traffic gridlocks in Abu Dhabi

Filed on November 23, 2019 | Last updated on November 23, 2019 at 08.19 pm
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Lanes increased from four to five.

Construction of the 10-km road expansion project worth nearly Dh100 million on Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street (Eastern Mangroves Road) in Abu Dhabi has been completed and will help reduce traffic bottlenecks during peak hours, according to authorities.

The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) at the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi said the geographical scope of the project included the intersection of Ministries Street to the intersection of Qasr Al Bahr Street. The Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street has been expanded from Dhafir Street to Salama bin Butti Street, increasing the lanes from four to five.

Officials added that the project will also boost the value of road infrastructure in Abu Dhabi through smart solutions that will ensure smooth and flexible traffic movement using technological and technical studies.

They said they are keen to provide the highest road standards through management and implementation of service projects for community members.

According to the ITC, the road improvement work on Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street also included the installation of a traffic flow control signalling system, known as Ramp Metering, at all entrances to Sheikh Zayed Street. This will help reduce the flow of traffic on the street during rush hours and will, in turn, reduce traffic congestion.

Recently, the UAE Ministry of Interior (MoI) said it had introduced a service for reporting road accidents through its smart application.

According to the ministry, reporting a road accident through the app can be done in three steps: spotting the accident, entering the vehicle data with pictures of the damaged parts, and then data of the second vehicle involved in the crash with pictures of its damaged parts too. The app can be used on smart phones, smart watches and tablets.

The ministry said the app can be used by individuals and companies. It enables them to access other services provided by four main departments of the MoI including the traffic and licencing, civil defence, naturalisation and residency, and police.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com

Ismail Sebugwaawo


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