Adopting extra measures to enhance safe Tram movement
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has taken preventive measures to step up the level of traffic safety at signalized junctions along the tramway which lead to overlapping tram-vehicular traffic. These preventive measures include blocking some leftward turns & and U-turns at some junctions where the vehicular traffic flow runs parallel to the tram movement and in the same direction.
It is noteworthy that RTA has completed the closure of left-side turns at the Dubai Marina and the JBR as part of precautionary measures undertaken to step up the level of traffic safety of the Dubai Tram. The RTA has endorsed the blocking of leftward turns and U-turns in five junctions. The first is at the junction of Al Sayoorah Street with the Marina Street where the U-turn to be blocked at Al Sayoorah Street and the intersection of Al Safouh Street with Al Sayoorah Street, besides blocking the leftward turn from Al Safouh Street to Al Sayoorah Street East, and the U-turn of vehicles outbound from Al Safouh Street North. The third is at the junction of Al Safouh Street with Al Gharbi Street where the leftward turn will be blocked for vehicles outbound from Al Safouh Street North heading towards Al Ghabri Street East, and blocking the U-turn for vehicles outbound from Al Safouh Street North. The fourth is at the junction of the Marina Street and Al Sharta Street where the leftward turn will be blocked for vehicles outbound from the Marina Street West heading towards Al Sharta Street North and blocking the leftward turn for vehicles outbound from the Marina Street East heading towards Al Sharta Street South. The fifth is the junction of the Marina Street with Al Safouh Street where the leftward turn will be blocked from the Marina Street to Al Safouh Street South.
It is noteworthy that alternative options are set in place other than the prohibited traffic movements. These include the use of nearby junctions and turns slots leading to the intended destination.