Shindagha Tunnel to temporarily close
Dubai RTA to carry out maintenance work on pavement
Shindagha Tunnel will be temporarily closed from midnight tonight (Friday 22 August 2014) until 6am on Saturday to allow for maintenance on the asphalt pavement of the tunnel in a single direction only from Bur Dubai to Deira.
The tunnel goes under Dubai Creek to connect the neighbourhoods of Al Ras, Deira and Al Shindagha and is the creek's the only underwater road crossing.
Engineer Maitha bin Udai, CEO of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Traffic & Roads Agency, said: "Maintenance works require full closure of the tunnel in the direction from Bur Dubai to Deira and diverting traffic to the other direction.
"The RTA is keen on ensuring the continuity of traffic movement from Bur Dubai to Deira and vice versa such that the open direction will be prepared to handle the traffic movement smoothly."
She confirmed that the impact of the partial closure will be minimal on the traffic flow and called upon tunnel users to cooperate, exercise care and caution, comply with the speed limits, and pay attention to the traffic signs.