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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

Dubai's congested Al Khail Road to get extra lane

The move is designed to ease traffic on one of Dubai's busiest roads.

Al Khalil road is one of Dubai's most congested along with the 12-lane Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road
Al Khalil road is one of Dubai's most congested along with the 12-lane Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road

A section of Dubai's Al Khail Road will be expanded to include another lane as part of attempts to tackle congestion.

The move is among five road traffic improvements in the city.

"The traffic solutions include adding one lane to Al Khail Road in the direction of Sharjah in the area between Meydan Road before Dubai Mall Bridge, thus adding a fourth lane to Al Khail Road. This quick win will increase the capacity of this sector of Al Khail Road by 1,800 vehicles per hour," said Mattar Al Tayer, director general of the Roads and Transport Authority.

"Solutions include widening the exit at the intersection of Hessa and Al Khail Road to make it two lanes instead of one and accordingly ease the current bottleneck at that site.

"Another lane would be added to the collector road parallel to Al Khail Road at the intersection with Hessa Road inbound from the Sheikh Zayed Road heading to Sharjah. This solution would increase the capacity of the road from 1,500 vehicles per hour to 3,000 vehicles per hour, improving the traffic flow in that direction."

Along with the 12-lane Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, Al Khail is one of the city's busiest and typically sees daily congestion, and frequent accidents.