JBR jam end in sight: Dubai Tram barricades off this week

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By Bindu Rai  www.emirates247.com

Residents of Jumeirah Beach Residence and Dubai Marina are heaving a collective sigh of relief as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed that the Al Sufuoh road diversions are to be lifted by next week.

Of the seven junctions closed to regular traffic down D94, the Habtoor junction was reopened over the weekend, while the corresponding six intersections will be regulated in phases over the coming days.

Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Hussain Al Banna, Director of Traffic of the Traffic and Roads Agency, said: “The work is now focused on the final phase of the road diversions, with contractors already opening up Al Habtoor junction to traffic over the weekend and easing congestion considerably down Al Sufuoh road.

“All the remaining intersections will reopen by the end of this week and we are confident that by next week, the entire area will be improved and witness smooth flowing traffic for residents and visitors.”

Al Banna continued: “Overall, there were seven major intersections that were affected by the road diversions down Al Sufuoh, which reduced the two-lane stretch to a single lane in large parts. More info