MBZ-Emirates Road junction gets ready
The final stage of Al Yalayes Road completing the linking of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (at Al Houdh R/A) with the Emirates Road via Dubai Investment Park (DIP) will be opened on Friday August 7.
This traffic corridor, which spans four lanes in each direction and stretches 9km, also provides entry and exit points to the DIP, Jumeirah Golf Estates through signalised roundabouts; which can later be transformed into flyovers. The project also included the construction of a ramp on the Emirates Road to ease the traffic flow inbound from Jebel Ali heading left towards Sharjah.
Hussain Al Banna, Director of Traffic at RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency said: “This is one of the key projects RTA has been undertaking for some time. This project has a major role in diverting a big chunk of traffic from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, which is currently experiencing high traffic volumes, to Emirates Road. The project will thus contribute to improving traffic movement and reducing delays. The new traffic corridor is expected to be used by about 55,000 vehicles per day and more than 4,000 trucks during morning peak hours as it provides a link between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road.
“Al Yalayes Road is also considered one of the arterial roads serving newly developed communities in the Emirate, such as DIP and Jumeirah Golf Estates, and forms part of RTA’s plans for upgrading roads network to cope with rising urbanisation and traffic in those areas,” said Al Banna.
“Last April, the RTA opened another sector of this road extending from Al Houdh R/A up to the first R/A in the project, providing entries and exits for DIP comprising of two lanes in each direction instead of the previous single entry lane,” he added.
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