The newly opened underpass in Tripoli Street.


Dubai-Sharjah travel quicker by 8 minutes


DUBAI – An underpass in Tripoli Street opened to motorists on Wednesday (July 24), cutting the travel time between Dubai and Sharjah by eight minutes.

The 12km traffic corridor offers a shorter route between Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, allowing motorists to cut their trip to Sharjah by eight minutes.

According to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the underpass will also increase traffic flow to about 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.

Travel time between Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and the Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road is also expected to be shorter by less than 5 minutes.

The waiting time at the intersection of Tripoli-Algiers Streets connecting Al Warqaa and Mirdif will also take less than a minute with the new underpass, said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general of RTA.

The upgrades on Tripoli Street include the construction of a three-lane tunnel in the junction of Tripoli-Algiers Street and a flyover at the intersection of Tripoli-Nouakchott streets. ICA/Expat Media


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