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You’ve probably noticed a lot of construction work going on around the central pavement of Gameat Al Dewal Street, with parts of it being entirely removed. This construction is part of the preparation of the new metro line and is set to require much more drastic work in the crowded central street of Mohandeseen.
In an effort to reduce Cairo traffic, a third metro line is being constructed which will go through the Zamalek and Mohandeseen areas. This plan required many streets in Zamalek to be closed, with others rerouted to accommodate for the closed roads. The same thing happened a few months ago when parts of Wadi El Nile Street in Mohandeseen were closed.
In the near future, a part of Gameat Al Dewal Street will be closed off for the same reasons. The street will be closed starting from its intersection with Syria Street to its intersection with Shehab Street; in other words, just after Cilantro Café and all the way up to Gad restaurant.
All the necessary redirections will be executed before the main street is shut down. Additionally, there will be a higher number of traffic personnel in the area ensuring that the traffic is moving smoothly and the detours are working effectively. This temporary shutdown will extend for around three years, allowing for the excavation of the area for metro construction.