SZR closures from today; your weekend commute affected

If your weekend plans include a trip down Sheikh Zayed Road, then brace yourselves for some road closures that will come into effect from midnight on Thursday.

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If your weekend plans include a trip down Sheikh Zayed Road, then brace yourselves for some road closures that will come into effect from midnight on Thursday.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has announced the exit leading to Al Hadiqa Street and Al Meydan Road from Interchange 2 will remain closed until Sunday 5am, July 24.

The RTA has further stated road closure is in support of the opening of the remaining lanes on the South Bridge on Sheikh Zayed Road, heading southbound towards Abu Dhabi ‘to aid a smooth flow of the traffic on this bridge’.

Drivers going towards Al Hadiqa Street can use Umm Al Sheif Road, near Interchange 3, as an alternative road.

Meanwhile, drivers going towards Al Meydan Road can use Al Manara Bridge exit on Sheikh Zayed Road.

The southern bridge was opened on July 1 as part of the initial phase of the ongoing Dubai Water Canal Project, which will see part of Sheikh Zayed Road elevated to make way for the waterway to connect from Meydan to Jumeirah Beach Road. More info

By Bindu Rai  www.emirates247.com

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