New Dubai-Sharjah road nears completion, easing traffic
A key road project to improve links between Dubai and Sharjah is scheduled to be completed by the end of June, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Saturday.
The RTA announced that the completion rate of Tripoli Street Improvement Project has reached 90 percent.
The 12km street, which links Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road acts as a parallel option to the recently re-opened Airport Street Improvement Project.
“The project will enhance the link between Dubai and Sharjah, ease traffic movement and streamline the access to Warqaa and Mirdif districts. It will also improve the traffic safety at the intersections with Rabat and Nad Al Hamar Streets nearby of Bel Remaitha Club,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the RTA.
He said the project will increase the traffic flow to about 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions and reduce the traffic congestion by 30 percent.
“Work is progressing at a fast pace in the project,” added Al Tayer.
The project includes the widening of Tripoli St over a 6.5km stretch from the intersection with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (nearby Mirdif City Centre) up to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street.
It also includes the construction of a new 5.3km-long highway of three lanes in each direction from the intersection of Tripoli-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Streets up to Emirates Road.
Works also include upgrading the intersection at the extension of Tripoli St and Emirates Road through the construction of a three-lane bridge to serve the traffic inbound in the direction of Sharjah.