Saturday, June 15, 2013

AD DoT Commences First Phase of Al Maqta Area and Abu Dhabi Gate City Enhancements of Traffic Safety and Flow

 Abu Dhabi, June 15th, 2013 - As part of its commitment to promoting world-class, integrated and sustainable transport infrastructure, the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi (DoT) today announced that it has commenced work on "Al Maqta Area and Abu Dhabi Gate City" project, which will see the creation of two exits on the Khaleej Al Arabi Street as well as two roundabouts in both areas, aiming to increase traffic safety and flow on Khaleej Al Arabi Street.

The project will be done in two steps, the first encompass the construction of an exit from the Khaleej Al Arabi Street as well as a roundabout to facilitate traffic to and from Al Maqta Area, whilst the second step will see the creation of another roundabout and an exit to the Khaleej Al Arabi Street in Abu Dhabi Gate City to smooth traffic towards Abu Dhabi City. At the same time, the current exits linking the Khaleej Al Arabi Street with both areas. Ensuring safer and better traffic in the area entrances and exits and less congestion, especially at peak hours.

Previously known as "Between the Two Bridges Area", Al Maqta is currently one of Abu Dhabi Metropolitan's key areas, home at some leading tourism, culture and urban landmarks such as the historical Al Maqta Castle, Al Maqta Bridge as well as Sheikh Zayed Bridge.

Stressing the role this development project plays in optimising Abu Dhabi transport infrastructure whilst helping provide an integrated and safer road network, Eng.

Faisal Ahmed Al Suwaidi, General Director of Main Roads at the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi, said: "Al Maqta Area and Abu Dhabi Gate City project, once completed, will allow vehicle owners a wide spectrum of benefits such as smoother and better traffic, less congestion and higher safety standards." "The DoT has undertaken several studies to guarantee that the best possible approaches are adopted in order to preserve the area's aesthetic and cultural landmarks whilst traffic is maintained unaffected during the whole duration of work. The implementation of project in different phases ensures that neither traffic congestion nor road detouring is needed", he added.

Al Maqta Area and Abu Dhabi Gate City project is being implemented by the DoT in close cooperation with a number of partners including Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Abu Dhabi Sewage Service Company, and Traffic Control Centre. The first phase of the project, Al Maqta Area enhancements, is planned to be accomplished by the first quarter of 2014.

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