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Dubai's Al Maktoum bridge to close for annual check-up

Transport authority announces diversions as bridge will close on next five Friday mornings

Dubai's Al Maktoum bridge to close for annual check-up

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced plans to carry out annual maintenance of Al Maktoum Bridge.

The bridge will be closed for road and marine traffic on Fridays only starting from October 27 until November 24 from 1am to 9am.

Marine traffic will be limited to Sundays and Thursdays between 1am to 5am, the RTA said in a statement.

During the closure of Al Maktoum Bridge, traffic will be diverted to alternative routes including Al Shandagha Tunnel, Al Garhoud Bridge and the Business Bay Crossing, in addition to exit points of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.

Nazim Faisal, director of Roads and Facilities Maintenance at RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency said: "RTA attaches great importance to maintaining assets and facilities by performing the required periodic preventive maintenance.

“The tentative operation would be undertaken after the completion of all routine, preventive and corrective maintenance of various electro-mechanical systems and a final inspection would be carried out to ensure the effective operation and safety of the facility and its users."

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