Traffic diversions around Sheikh Zayed Road

Your commute could soon get trickier – but not for long

Plans to speed up the daily crawl on Sheikh Zayed Road by linking two major routes via bridges are set to cause a slew of road closures, starting this Friday (March 10) and continuing for 16 months.

Several traffic diversions will be in place either side of SZR between Interchanges 2 and 3 as the Dhs482million Al-Wasl Street Improvements Project gathers pace.

One of the main thoroughfares affected will be Latifa bint Hamdan Street, which runs alongside the head offices of Khaleej Times down to the Grand Shopping Mall in Al Quoz. This street will become one-way from Friday, March 24 during the works that will eventually connect Jumeirah Road and Al Khail Street.

The SZR end of Umm Al-Sheef Street (Al Safa Spinney’s street to us), will also be closed, along with the service road it leads to that runs parallel with Dubai’s busiest highway.

And finally, Al-Zomorrud Street, which cuts across Al Quoz to First Al Khail Road will also shut, with temporary roundabouts set to be introduced as existing ones are closed.

Nabeel Mohammed Saleh, Director of Roads, RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency, says: “The diversions underway are required for constructing several bridges providing a direct link with Al Wasl Street (West) passing through Umm Al-Sheef Street to Al Khail Street (East), Latifa bint Hamdan Street and the Sheikh Zayed Road (North & South). Such bridges will considerably ease the traffic flow on Sheikh Zayed Road, and significantly save time and effort of road users.”
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