Dubai's RTA to open Tripoli Street Improvement Project on 24 July
The 12km project will cut the journey between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road to eight minutes
Dubai’s Tripoli Street Improvement Project, aimed at easing traffic flow between Dubai and Sharjah and streamlining access to Al Warqaa and Mirdif Districts, will open on 24 July, the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.
According to UAE state news agency, Wam, HE Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of RTA's board, said the road would cut the 12km journey between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road to roughly eight minutes.
The road spans 6.5km from the Tripoli-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road junction near Mirdif City Centre to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road and extends 5.3km up to Emirates Road in three lanes in each direction.
Improvement works also include upgrading intersections along the road's corridor, a key traffic zone parallel to Al Amardi-Al Khawaneej Streets as well as Al Awir-Ras Al Khor Roads.
The project was carried out under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to immediately implement the Five-Year Plan of roads and transport projects to keep pace with Dubai’s sustained development.
“The project will channel about 2,000 vehicles every hour during peak time from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to Emirates Road [and] reduce the traffic volumes on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road by 10%,” Al Tayer said, as quoted by Wam.
“This will translate into reducing the trip to the entrance of Sharjah to 12 minutes, and cutting the waiting time at the intersection of Tripoli-Algiers Streets (Al Warqaa-Mirdif) from three minutes to less than a minute.”