In preparation for celebrations of the New Year (2017), the Roads and Transport Authority has mapped out a comprehensive plan for the traffic movement and mass transit systems on Saturday, 31st December 2016.
The plan focused on serving the needs of the public and road users through offering services ensuring the use public or private transit means in a safe and smooth manner.
The RTA has devised the operational plan necessary for serving commuters on the eve of the New Year, which normally experiences traffic congestion.
The plan covers Burj Khalifa district where massive numbers of signboards are being installed to direct traffic from and to the area.
Traffic is guided to multiple directions including Oud Metha Road, Al Asayel Road, Zabeel bridges, Al Saada Road, and internal roads at the Business Bay area to access Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road in order to ease the pressure on the Financial Center Road.
To ensure a smooth traffic flow, light signals on the Financial Center Road and Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard would be monitored and controlled to ensure the maximum possible traffic flow at peak hours.
RTA will provide about 17,000 car parks at Emaar District comprising parking lots of Dubai Mall and the surrounds, and 5,000 parking slots outside the events area. More info
By WAM emirates247.com