New roads, bridges open to ease traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road, Jebel Ali

Traffic flow in on Sheikh Zayed Road, New Dubai and Jebeli Ali Free Zone (Jafz) areas will become smoother after opening of several new roads and bridges.

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) today announced the opening of several road and bridges works in Jebel Ali Free Zone (South) forming parts of the mega Parallel Roads of Sheikh Zayed Improvement Project.

The Project spans an area extending in the north from the road leading to Al Hodh R/A, running across the internal roads and terminating near the 10th Intersection on Sheikh Zayed Road, and bordering Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Rd to the south.

The project comprises improvement of the Eastern & Western Parallel Roads in both directions within Jebel Ali Industrial Area, and Jafz South through constructing six bridges and four footbridges to ease the pressure on Sheikh Zayed Road, and the Industrial Area. It will also establish a link between the investment and economic zones of Dubai World’s projects, connecting them with the surrounding roads, besides linking Jebel Ali Port with Al Maktoum International Airport, and providing a road leading to the Expo Road of Jafz.

Last May, the RTA opened the service road leading to the Expo Road, and last December it opened the lane linking Al Maktoum Airport with Jafz South.

Around 12 light signals have been commissioned in the Parallel Roads Project within the Business Bay area; linking Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Khail Road and the Business Bay area, and offering smooth traffic flow in Emaar, Business Bay districts through the Eastern and Western Parallel Roads.

“The Parallel Roads Project is one of the biggest projects undertaken by the RTA and is set to bring about positives to the Business Bay district in terms of easing tailbacks in the area for the benefit of residents of towers parallel to the Sheikh Zayed Road, serving the traffic inbound from Sheik Zayed Road heading towards the Business Bay district, and linking Al Khail Road with the internal roads of the Business Bay district,” said Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency.

“RTA projects cater to the rapid increase of Dubai populace which dictates the provision of infrastructure to keep pace with such growth rates. The Project promises to be a landmark achievement in a series of planned roads, bridges, tunnels, light signals and directional signage set to be undertaken in the Emirate in future.

“This mega and vital Project will also bring about investment, economic, traffic and demographic benefits, contributing effectively in bolstering the profile of Dubai as a city capable of measuring up to the infrastructural requirements of trendy cities set to play a vigorous role in shaping the global economy,” Maitha said.

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