New road set to reduce traffic from Dubai to Sharjah
A new street that will ease the flow of traffic between Dubai and Sharjah will open on Wednesday.
Tripoli Street will link Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road with Emirates Road.
Officials said it would reduce the time it takes to drive between the two roads to eight minutes.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority said it would also improve access to the Warqa and Mirdif districts.
The 12-kilometre street will run parallel to the recently reopened Airport Street Improvement Project.
“The project will increase the traffic flow to about 12,000 vehicles an hour and reduce the traffic volumes by 30 per cent,” Mattar Al Tayer, RTA director general and chairman, said earlier this year.
The project has included widening Tripoli Street over a 6.5km stretch from the intersection with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road as far as Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street.
It has included a new 5.3km road of three lanes in each direction from the intersection of Tripoli-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan streets up to Emirates Road.
Updated: July 24, 2019 12:42 AM