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Video: New Dubai road to ease traffic flow

Khaleej Times logo Khaleej Times 25/08/2018 Staff Report
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The 12-km street linking Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road is 60 per cent complete and set to be opened to public in the first half of next year.

The project - which will act as a parallel street to the Airport St. - would help raise road capacity to 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions and ease congestion.

"The completion rate in Tripoli Street Improvement Project had reached 60 per cent. The project is expected to be completed and opened in full in the first half of 2019," pointed out HE Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

"The project will increase the street's intake to about 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions (6,000 vehicles per hour per direction) and ease the traffic flow on this corridor by 30 per cent. Upon completion, the project will act as a parallel to Al Amardi-Al Khawaneej Streets as well as Al Awir-Ras Al Khor Streets," noted Al Tayer.

"Work is progressing well and the completion rate has exceeded 90 per cent in the extension of Tripoli St. (from Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St. to Emirates Road). Completion rate has reached 95 per cent in the flyover of Tripoli and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Streets, 40 per cent in the bridge linking with Sharjah-bound Emirates Road, 50 per cent in the intersection of Tripoli-Nouakchott Streets, and 10 per cent in the tunnel at the intersection of Tripoli-Algiers Streets (Mirdif-Warqaa).

Project components

"The project includes the widening of Tripoli Street over a 6.5-km stretch from the intersection with the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (nearby Mirdif City Center) up to the Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street. It also includes the construction of a new 5.3 km-long road of three lanes in each direction from the intersection of Tripoli-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Streets up to the Emirates Road. Thus, the overall length of the street will be around 12 km," said Al Tayer.

"The project also covers the development of interchanges across the street starting with the upgrading the junction of Tripoli-Algiers Streets to a tunnel of three lanes in each direction to serve the traffic flow inbound from Al Rabat St heading to Tripoli St, besides upgrading the current at-grade signalised intersection," he added.

"With the completion of these works, the waiting time at the existing intersection is expected to drop from three minutes to less than one minute. The project also includes upgrading the existing R/A at the intersection of Tripoli- Nouakchott streets to a bridge of three lanes in each direction," Al Tayer underlined.

"It also includes improving the existing at-grade signalised junction, and transforming the intersection of Tripoli-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Streets into a flyover to ensure a smooth traffic flow in all directions, in addition to the construction of collector roads to serve turn movements, and widening the camel underpass No (3) on Emirates Road," the RTA chief said, while adding that the project includes widening the Tripoli St and improvements nearby Bel Remiatha Club and two signalized junctions to replace the existing R/As at Muhaisina."

"The project will also see the construction of a three-lane bridge to serve the traffic from Tripoli St. to Emirates Road in the direction of Sharjah, and a surface intersection (entry/exit) for the traffic inbound from Sharjah heading to Emirates Road."

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