Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 June 2019

New road set to reduce traffic from Dubai to Sharjah

Tripoli Street expected to open by the end of June

Researchers looked at traffic levels in 403 cities across 56 countries. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Researchers looked at traffic levels in 403 cities across 56 countries. Chris Whiteoak / The National

A new street that will ease the flow of traffic between Dubai and Sharjah is expected to open by the end of June.

Tripoli Street will link Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road with Emirates Road.

On Sunday, the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the new route was 90 per cent complete. It will also improve access to the Warqaa and Mirdif districts.

The 12km street will run parallel to the recently reopened Airport Street Improvement Project.

“The project will increase the traffic flow to about 12,000 vehicles per hour and reduce the traffic volumes by 30 per cent,” said Mattar Al Tayer, RTA director-general and chairman.

“Upon completion, the project will act as a parallel to Al Amardi-Al Khawaneej as well as the Al Awir-Ras Al Khor traffic corridors.

“The contractor has completed the extension of Tripoli Street from the intersection with Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street up to Emirates Road and the bridge linking the extension with the Emirates Road in the direction of Sharjah.”

The project has included the widening of Tripoli Street over a 6.5km stretch from the intersection with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road as far as Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street.

It has also included the construction of a new 5.3km-long road of three lanes in each direction from the intersection of Tripoli-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Streets up to Emirates Road.

“The entire corridor will span about 12km,” said Mr Al Tayer.

“The project also includes the construction of a three-lane bridge to serve the traffic from Tripoli St in the direction of Sharjah, and a surface intersection for the traffic inbound heading to Emirates Road.”

Updated: May 26, 2019 03:53 PM

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