ABU DHABI // A Dh13 million project to improve the road network around one of the city’s busiest shopping malls is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Traffic works near Al Wahda Mall began in December and they included the construction of three new traffic signals, improvements to the entrances and exits of the taxi lanes and expansion of the surrounding roads to ease congestion, according to state news agency Wam.
The new signals are being constructed at Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street and at two other nearby locations.
The project aims to improve traffic and road services and relieve congestion by improving entry and exits for vehicles to the mall and neighbouring areas, while also improving road safety and accommodating the growing number of cars in the area during peak hours.
The road works have meant the closure of several Mawaqif parking bays in the area but those with parking permits have been advised that they can park in neighbouring sectors until the project is completed.
Motorists have been urged to drive cautiously in the area while the road works are ongoing, while also adhering to traffic rules and regulations.