Dubai Airport Road's main traffic diversion from Thursday


By Staff

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open the main traffic diversion of the Dubai Airport Road on Thursday, June 30.

1The diversion is extending from the intersection of Casablanca Road with the Airport Road (Cargo Village intersection) up to the intersection of Marrakech Road with the Airport Road (in the direction from Deira to Rashidiya) spanning about 1.1 km in total.

The detour is part of an ongoing RTA project to improve the traffic flow on intersections in the area.

Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic & Roads Agency, said: “RTA had charted a plan for traffic diversions all along the Airport Road in both directions, which involves providing a permanent detour throughout the project construction period over two phases.”

“Under Phase I, this detour would remain in place till the end of August this year. The detour would be fitted with all needed traffic safety means such as traffic signals and cautionary lights. The detour would conform to the specifications of roads in terms of high engineering designs, and the type of asphalt used in a way matching to the designed speed limit of the road to ensure the traffic safety to users. Due consideration is given to avoiding any disruption of traffic movement, which would trigger congestion.

The project work zone would be separated by high barriers to mitigate the noise as much as possible for road users and residents of surrounding areas,” added bin Adai. More info