Yesterday, thanks to the total lack of advance notice of a major road closure combined with misleading signage, Dubai Marina was gridlocked until late morning. People were trapped in their vehicles for three hours and more.
So being aware of the problems they had caused, the RTA took action to change the signs, telling people the road was closed and directing people to the new route, right?
They did nothing.
The gridlock is the same this morning as yesterday.
The roads have been changed, the signage hasn't been.
Drive along Al Sufouh Road towards Jebel Ali/Abu Dhabi and the signs direct you straight through Dubai Marina, as they have for over a year, but now they take you to the road closure.
Hundreds of vehicles arriving at the closed road are trying to find a way back, they're being joined by the hundreds of people living in Dubai Marina who are trying to get out of their buildings. More and more are joining the back of the queue.
No signs tell drivers the road has changed, no signs tell drivers the correct road to take, there are only signs sending them in the wrong direction.
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