Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road.
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DUBAI – Travel time from Emirates Road to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road has been cut from 25 minutes to just nine minutes with the opening of the Al Khawaneej Roads Improvement Project on Saturday (April 17).
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said that the project aims to improve the link between Dubai and Sharjah.
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The project includes an underpass of three lanes in each direction at the junction of Al Khawaneej and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Roads as well as a bridge of two lanes in each direction at the junction of Al Amardi and Emirates Roads in the direction of Al Awir.
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, said roads linking with Emirates Road and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road up to Airport Street have been improved.
“It contributes to slashing the travel time between the Emirates Road and the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road from 25 minutes to 9 minutes, and the waiting time at the junction of Al Khawaneej-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Roads (Al Khawaneej Roundabout) from 330 seconds to just 45 seconds,” Al Tayer said.
Waiting time at the intersection of Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Roads has been halved from 120 seconds to just 60 seconds, and the junction can now accommodate 16,000 vehicles per hour.
“The intersection of Al Amardi-Emirates Roads has also been upgraded to a flyover of two lanes in each direction extending 201 metres above the Emirates Road in the direction of Al Awir,” Al Tayer said.
Work is currently underway in constructing a footbridge near Arabian Centre at Al Khawaneej Road, service roads extending 23km along Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Roads. ICA/Expat Media
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