RTA's roadworks on Dubai's Tripoli Street Improvement 90% complete
Project will improve the road link between Dubai and Sharjah when it opens at the end of June 2019
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that its Tripoli Street Improvement Project, a 12km street linking the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road that will improve the road link between Dubai and Sharjah, is 90% complete and expected to open by the end of June 2019, acting in tandem with the recently re-opened Airport Street Improvement Project.
The Tripoli Street Improvement road project is predicted to increase traffic flow to about 6,000 vehicles per hour in each direction and reduce traffic flow by 30%.
The project's scope covers the improvement of interchanges, starting with the upgrade of the Tripoli-Algeria street junctions, to a tunnel of three lanes in each direction to serve inbound traffic from Rabat St to Tripoli St.
Upgrades are also being implemented to an existing intersection that will become a signalised junction.
The project is in implementation of the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to carry out the five-year plan for road and transport projects to keep pace with Dubai’s sustained development.
“The project will enhance the link between Dubai and Sharjah, ease traffic movement, and streamline the access to Warqaa and Mirdif districts,” HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the RTA's executive directors's board, said, according to Dubai Media Office.