A key road in Abu Dhabi was closed to traffic and is expected to reopen after 100 days. The road that connects Abu Dhabi Corniche to the main road that leads to Emirates palace will be closed to all traffic for more than three months.
Starting August 22, Wednesday, 18th Street which is flanked by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) headquarters and the Hilton will be closed to traffic in both directions from 1 am.
It is expected that the road will resume normal vehicular traffic from Friday, November 30. This may cause some inconvenience to motorists especially those who depend on the road to take a short detour between Marina Mall and Al Bateen area. Though the Department of Transport did not reveal the causes that called for the road closure, motorists were advised to exercise caution.