New Tripoli Street upgrade cuts Sharjah commute time

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This new road should cut transit time between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road to eight minutes.

Tripoli Street Improvement Project is an asphalt and concrete make-over will help ease the flow of traffic between Dubai and Sharjah and improve access to both Al Warqaa and Mirdif.

Open to motorists from Wednesday (24th July), the triple lane project sits along a 12 km stretch of Tripoli Street (D83), from the Tripoli-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road junction, near City Centre Mirdif, past the Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road intersection, with the final chunk extending to the Emirates Road confluence.

The RTA estimates that it will reduce the transit time between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road by about six and a half minutes.

There and back – that’s an extra 13 minutes in your life, meaning – you get back over an hour per week to do whatever you wish. Why not take up a new hobby? Videogames? Work on that tan? Practise the perfect #bottlecapchallenge submission? Or just sit on your couch in thankful contemplation that you’re not stuck in traffic.

The updated route should also relieve traffic on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road by around 10 per cent, channelling vehicles onto the Emirates Road instead. Which in turn will decrease the entry time from that intersection into Sharjah to 12 minutes.

Whilst drivers will be less likely to ‘get the hump’ on the way into work, the awesome ecological news is that – the development includes two new underpasses for camel crossings at Emirates Road.

This is the latest stage in the RTA’s Five Year Roads and Transport Projects Plan, built on the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

This year we’ve already seen commitments to big projects on the E66 and the marine transit system.

Safe driving, everyone!

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