Motorist alert: Major road closure, traffic diversion in UAE

Major road closure, traffic diversion, Deira, Bur Dubai, Motorist

Dubai - Drivers are urged to follow road sign boards to avoid congestion.

By Web Report

Published: Fri 23 Aug 2019, 8:10 AM

Last updated: Fri 23 Aug 2019, 6:18 PM

Motorists heading from Deira to Bur Dubai passing through Al Maktoum Bridge, need to be careful with expected delay due to a partial closure for scheduled maintenance works.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Thursday posted on its official Twitter handle a notification for commuters heading towards Bur Dubai about a temporary traffic diversion in the area.

"For road users of Al Maktoum Bridge heading from Deira to Bur Dubai, please be informed that the lanes accessing Umm Hurair Road on top of the bridge will be closed for maintenance from Friday, August 23 at 1am to Saturday, August 24 at 9am," the transport authority said on Twitter.

The Department called on road users to follow the signs and use alternative routes, urging them to be cautious and follow the traffic safety instructions.

"Please use Tariq Bin Ziyad Road, Rashid Hospital or Broadcast roundabouts as alternative routes. Stay cautious while driving around the maintenance works area on the bridge and follow the warning signs before the area along Al Maktoum Bridge," they added.

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