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Sat 23 Jan 2010 04:47 PM

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Part of Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Ring Road to close

Closure of left fast lane to remain in effect for ten days starting Sunday.

Part of Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Ring Road to close
OBEY LAWS: Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has encouraged motorists to adhere to the speed limits. (Getty Images - for illustrative purposes only)

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Police, announced on Saturday that it's going to close the left fast lane, out of the three lanes for 300 m from the Eastern Ring Road in both directions near the Ministry of Labour.

The closure will remain in effect for ten days starting Sunday, 24 January as part of the ongoing construction work on the project and the current preparatory work for the opening of the first tunnel under the development of Al Salam Street and the Eastern Ring Road.

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has encouraged motorists to adhere to the speed limits and obey all traffic laws, it said in its press release.

Pedestrians, on the other hand, are urged to use proper crossing areas and bridges provided by the municipality for their own safety.

The Al Salam Street Project is a result of the cooperation between The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, Urban Planning Council, Department of Transport and the General Command of Abu Dhabi Police, and falls under the initiatives of the Municipality, to contribute to the development of the city.

The project comes from the municipality’s strategic aims to meet the requirements of urban development and the needs of the suburban sprawl and the current population, it said.

“Furthermore, the municipality’s efforts are about securing an advanced network of roads and transportation facilities to meet the growing needs of the city with the expansion of the extensive network of roads, bridges and tunnels to achieve the highest level of efficiency of the road system in Abu Dhabi.”

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