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Flyover’s partial opening fails to stem traffic woes along the Ruwi-Wadi Kabir road
Times News Service
May 11, 2014 , 10 : 58 pm GST
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A major gridlock hampered the smooth flow of traffic last evening, holding up motorists for a long period. Photo – Supplied
Traffic woes along the Ruwi-Wadi Kabir road stretch continued despite the opening of the new flyover towards Al Bustan.
A major gridlock hampered the smooth flow of traffic last evening, holding up motorists for a long period. A businessman going towards Al Bustan, who was held up for more than half an hour, said, "Crossing this roundabout is a nightmare for motorists driving to or from Wadi Kabir.
"The flyover hasn't helped much because the real bottleneck is the roundabout itself, which sees traffic jams on a daily basis. The problem is compounded by the traffic signals leading to the Wadi Kabir area. The distance between the roundabout and that signal is so short that it is choked as soon as the motorists coming from the opposite direction cross the roundabout."
He added, "Heavy flow of traffic from the Ruwi area makes it worse as much of the traffic is trying to enter the Wadi Kabir area and not cross it. That is why very few cars are seen on the flyover leading up to Al Bustan area."
A gridlock on the Ruwi Wadi Kabir roundabout has been a common occurrence recently.
The Darsait-Wadi Kabir flyover project is expected to be opened to traffic by the beginning of 2016.
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May 26 at 10 : 53 am
Gridlock would not happen if people were patient and did not enter a junction before their exit was clear and block the roads. Unfortunately once one set of traffic does this the other forces their way in. Some ROP presence at rush hour to enforce this would help
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