Tripoli Street Improvement Project To Ease Traffic Between Dubai- Sharjah

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Tripoli Street Improvement Project To Ease Traffic Between Dubai- Sharjah

And after a lot of speculation and anticipation, commuting between Dubai and Sharjah will finally ease out. Wondering how? The Dubai government will open the new Tripoli Street Improvement project today- 24 July.

What’s It?

The Dubai government will launch the Tripoli Street Improvement project today, making Dubai-Sharjah traffic a thing of the past.

The Project runs parallel to the Airport Street will ease Dubai-Sharjah traffic, thereby enhancing the traffic system on the whole. In addition, the new road will also provide residents easy access to Al Warqaa and Mirdif districts.

As part of the project, collector roads, two underpasses, and a three-lane bridge were constructed in order to ease the inbound traffic from Tripoli Street to Emirates Road. The new project will also reduce traffic flow on Sheikh Zayed road by 10% and will shorten the commute time to Sharjah to 12 minutes.

Speaking on the new project, HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said: “It will improve traffic safety along the corridor, and increase the traffic flow to about 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions (6000 vehicles per hour per direction). It will reduce the transit time between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road by 64% from 11 to 4.5 minutes.”

What Else?

Motorists frequenting the Dubai- Al Ain highway are in for some good news. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has granted AED 2 billion for the betterment of the highway.

The project aims to boost safety and ease congestion on the key road that connects Dubai and Al Ain. The project will see an increase in the number of lanes from three to six, addition of bridges and extra service roads. Further, the route will also boast an increased vehicle capacity of 12,000 vehicles per hour, easing transit time between Emirates Road interchange and Oud Metha Street.

Besides, four ramps will also be constructed to aid traffic flow in all four directions. The first half of the project is expected to be completed by the first half of 2020.

Mattar Al Tayer, director general of RTA said: “The improvement scheme will serve several development projects on both sides of the Dubai-Al Ain Road such as Meydan, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubailand Residential Complex, Liwan and Dubai Design District.”

The second phase of the project is estimated at AED 748 million and extends from Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road up to the interchange of Bu Kadra and Ras Al Khor Street.