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This New Dubai-Sharjah Road Will Cut Down Travel Time

The Tripoli Road Improvement Project will let you transit between Emirates Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in 8 minutes

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24 July 2019

Last updated on 24 July 2019
This New Dubai-Sharjah Road Will Cut Down Travel Time

The 12 km distance between the two roads now has a reduced transit time

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened the new road, entitled the Tripoli Road Improvement Project, on Wednesday, 24 July 2019 to cut down the travel distance and time between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road to around 8 minutes.

The road improvement project stretches for 6.5 km from the Tripoli - Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road junction nearby Mirdif City Centre, to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road and extends further about 5.3km up to Emirates Road in three lanes in each direction.

The project involved upgrading the intersections along the road, which provides a key traffic flow parallel to Al Amardi-Al Khawaneej Streets and Al Awir-Ras Al Khor Roads.

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, expressed his delight with the completion. The project in line with the 5-Year Plan of Roads and Transport Projects to keep up with the sustained development and growing population of Dubai, as directed by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

In focus

The new and improved corridor is expected to allow 12,000 vehicles per hour (6,000 vehicles per hour in both directions)

The project also upgraded the junction of Tripoli-Algiers Streets to a tunnel of three lanes in each direction to serve the traffic inbound from Rabat Street heading to Tripoli Street.

It also includes revamping the existing roundabout at the intersection of Tripoli-Nouakchott Streets into a flyover of three lanes in each direction, and the construction of a signalised junction.

The existing roundabout at the junction of Tripoli street - Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Road was renovated to a flyover to ensure free movement for vehicles in all directions.

Camel Crossing No (3) at Emirates Road was widened with collector roads and two underpasses for camel crossings.

Another upgrade involves the intersection at Tripoli Street's intersection and Emirates Road. 3-lane bridges were constructed to serve the traffic inbound from Tripoli Street to Emirates Road going to Sharjah.

According to RTA, additional improvements were made at Bel Remaitha Club and two signalised junctions to replace existing the roundabout in Muhaisnah.