Al Shindagha Tunnel in Dubai to be partially closed for two months

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Al Shindagha Tunnel in Dubai to be partially closed for two months Staff Report GULF NEWS Published: April 15, 2008, 14:17

Dubai: Al Shindagha Tunnel, one of the vital links between Bur Dubai and Deira, will be partially closed at night for maintenance work.

“The maintenance work will last for about two months, from April 16 to June 12,” said Hussain Al Banna, Director of Right of Way Service Department at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

He said the tunnel will be closed from Bur Dubai to Deira side from 1am to 6am from April 16 to 19, May 12 to 15 and June 9 to 12.

The tunnel will be closed from Deira to Bur Dubai side from April 20 to 23, May 5 to 8 and June 2 to 5.

The closure time will be from 2am to 7am on Fridays, Saturdays and any other public holidays falling during the maintenance period.

“In case of closure of one direction of the tunnel, the other direction will be used for two-way traffic,” said Al Banna.

He urged motorists using the tunnel to use alternate routes such as Al Maktoum Bridge and Al Garhoud Bridge to cross Dubai Creek to avoid delays and traffic congestion.

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