The Roads and Transport Authority RTA announced that Shandagha Tunnel will be temporarily closed as of 12.00 am midnight Friday 22 August 2014 up to 06:00 am Saturday 23 August 2014 in order to carry out maintenance on the asphalt payment of the Tunnel in a single direction only from Bur Dubai to Deira.
Engineer Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency, said: “Maintenance works require full closure of the tunnel in the direction from Bur Dubai to Deira and diverting traffic to the other direction. The RTA is keen on ensuring the continuity of traffic movement from Bur Dubai to Deira and vice versa such that the open direction will be prepared to handle the traffic movement smoothly.”
She called upon tunnel users to cooperate, exercise care and caution, comply with the speed limits, and pay attention to the traffic signs. She confirmed that the impact of the partial closure will be minimal on the traffic flow, and the maintenance works are vital and come in the context of RTA’s efforts to improve the traffic handling capacity of facilities in keeping with the requirements of continuously maintaining the infrastructure projects in a way that ensures the smooth flow of rising traffic volumes in a safe and smooth manner. More info