Dubai RTA adjusts truck traffic hours on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road

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During certain times, trucks are not allowed to go in either way along Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, which begins from Ras Al Khor Street and ends at the Emirate of Sharjah, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Truck Movement Restrictions

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has implemented a ban on truck movement along Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, covering the stretch between Ras Al Khor Street and the Emirate of Sharjah, in both directions, during specific time slots. These restrictions have been put in place to address traffic congestion and enhance road safety during peak hours.

Specified Timeframes for Restrictions

The designated timeframes for the ban are divided into three periods throughout the day. Firstly, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., coinciding with the morning rush hour when traffic volume is typically high. Secondly, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, which falls during the afternoon hours when traffic congestion can also be significant, Lastly, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., corresponding to the evening commute, another peak period for traffic congestion.

In a statement released through its official social media account, formerly known as "Twitter," the RTA communicated these changes to the public. The authority emphasized the importance of adhering to the new regulations to improve traffic flow and minimize delays along Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

Truck drivers affected by the ban are advised to utilize alternative routes during the restricted periods. The RTA specifically mentioned Emirates Road as a viable alternative for truck traffic. By diverting trucks to alternative routes, the authority aims to distribute traffic more evenly across the road network, reducing congestion on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

Furthermore, truck drivers have the option to utilize designated rest stops during the banned hours. This allows drivers to plan their journeys more effectively and avoid penalties for non-compliance with the new regulations. The availability of rest stops ensures that drivers have a safe and convenient place to wait until the restricted period ends and they can resume their journey along Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

The decision to implement a ban on truck movement during specific hours reflects the RTA's commitment to improving road safety and traffic efficiency in the Emirate of Sharjah. By targeting peak traffic periods, the authority aims to mitigate the impact of heavy truck traffic on congestion and reduce the likelihood of accidents along Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

Additionally, the RTA's communication through its official social media account underscores the importance of leveraging digital platforms to disseminate information and engage with the public. By utilizing social media channels, the authority can reach a broader audience and ensure that residents and road users are aware of important updates and changes to traffic regulations.

The introduction of a ban on truck movement along Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road during specific time slots represents a proactive measure by the RTA to address traffic congestion and enhance road safety. By providing alternative routes and rest stop options for truck drivers, the authority aims to minimize disruption while improving traffic flow on one of the key arterial roads in the Emirate of Sharjah.

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