Traffic rerouting scheme for Downtown Amman


Published: 2018-10-23 11:21

Last Updated: 2024-04-20 06:58

The changes are expected to result in a better traffic flow.
The changes are expected to result in a better traffic flow.

Following the recent meeting where various business owners and individuals from the local community in Downtown Amman met with officials and discussed the road congestion problem that affects them and burdens drivers, commuters and residents in Downtown Amman, a traffic rerouting scheme is to be executed, reported Petra News Agency on Monday, October 22, 2018.

The meeting was attended by Amman Mayor, Yousef Al- Shawarbeh, Director of the Central Traffic Department (CTD), Brig. Gen. Sameer Bino, head of the local Committee of Amman city, Wissam Irbeihat, and Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) Council member, Alaa Deraniah.

Starting Friday, October 26, 2018, the new routing scheme will be in effect, which is expected to reflect a positive result on the markets as well as result in a better traffic flow, GAM stated. The current traffic directions will be installed on the streets to ensure that drivers are efficiently informed.

The plan also involved extending some roads to ensure a better flow of traffic. This included the following:

  • Removing the traffic median of Ibn al-Atheer Street (formerly known as Souq Al-Khodar; Vegetable Market).
  • Resizing the triangular intersection connecting Khalil Sou’d Street with Quraish Street.
  • Redesigning the Shabsough Street in order to adapt to the new direction of traffic.
  • Redirecting the traffic on Basman Street in order to connect Prince Mohammed Street with King Talal Street.
  • Cancelling the Post Office traffic-light in Prince Mohammed Street.
  • Removing the traffic median of Prince Mohammed Street.
  • Building a traffic median opposite to Al-Husseini Grand Mosque in order to better serve public transportation.
  • Securing the left-lane of Basman Street heading towards Al-Sa'ada Street.