This project will cut traffic delays to just 45 seconds

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No-one likes being stuck in traffic jams, right? There are so many ways to better use our time, including arriving at our destination promptly.

Drivers in one part of Dubai will see delays cut from three minutes to 45 seconds, thanks to a new Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) project.

The scheme to construct a new ‘corridor’ at Al Khawaneej and improve roads around Mushrif Park is set to cost about AED 500 million. Three new junctions will be built at Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Streets to provide a direct link between Al Awir and Al Khawaneej.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general of the RTA, explains how the work will shorten journey times. He says: “It will enhance the link between Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan and Emirates Roads, and cut the delay to just 45 seconds in this sector. It will also improve the traffic flow on Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Roads, and reduce the delay time in the area from 120 to 60 seconds.”

Here’s how that’s going to happen, under directives from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai:

  • Al Khawaneej Corridor Project covers the construction of an underpass of three lanes in each direction on Al Khawaneej Street along with traffic light junction
  • The existing Roundabout at the intersection of Khawaneej-Amardi Roads will be upgraded to a signal junction.
  • A two-lane flyover will be built at the intersection of Al Amardi Street and Emirates Road, crossing over Emirates Road in the direction of Al Awir
  • A footbridge will be constructed on Al Khawaneej Street, near the Arabian Centre, to help people cross the road safely
  • Service roads extending 23 km will also be constructed along Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Streets
  • Three intersections with Algiers Street will be also be upgraded to signal junctions

No word on when the road improvements are set to start or finish, but when they do, it should mean speedy access to attractions in the area like Dubai’s new Quran Park and al fresco escape The Yard.

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