Two-way road diversions stretching from Sheikh Khalifa Street in the direction of the Dubai World Trade Centre roundabout will begin on Saturday and are likely to last for months.
The Roads and Transports Authority (RTA) will open phase 2 of the diversion which also runs from Al Garhoud in the direction of Al Mina through Sheikh Rashid Street.
These diversions, which extend 4km, maintain the same number of lanes to ensure a smooth flow of the traffic without adversely affecting the current traffic volume, and avoid potential congestion, the RTA said in a statement.
It added that the diversion will remain in place until late April 2018.
The project work includes the construction of a flyover and a four-lane tunnel to serve traffic to and from Port Rashid through Sheikh Rashid Street and a one-lane bridge.
The work represents the first phase of projects that the RTA intends to construct on Al Shandagha roads network.
The RTA called upon road users to abide by the traffic laws, follow the signals, and cautionary signs.
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