Dubai is spending AED500 million to put an end to traffic
- Dubai will spend more than AED500 million on new traffic system at three of the city’s busiest intersections
- ‘The Al Khawaneej Corridor and Mushrif Park Improvement Project’ will ease traffic congestion around the city
- Officials have said the goal is to reduce traffic delays to no more than 45-seconds around Dubai
- The project will involve building an underpass of three lanes at each junction
City officials have turned their attention to Dubai’s traffic woes, announcing a new mega-project that aims to cut congestion delays to no more than 45-seconds.
The project – which comes under the implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai – will involve the construction of several roads and transportation projects.
Dubbed ‘The Al Khawaneej Corridor and Mushrif Park Improvement Project’ the new series of roads and junctions will cost about AED500 million to produce across three main junctions at Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi streets.
"The project aims to accommodate the current and projected growth in the traffic volumes over the next years. It provides a direct link between Al Awir and Al Khawaneej to ease the movement of residents in both directions.” Says Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.
“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," he went on to say.
The project will also see existing roads upgraded, new roads created and pedestrian footbridges created to make walking through the city that much easier.
This is the first big roads project since the Airport Street Improvement Project was completed earlier this year. That project significantly affected traffic flow around the airport area, including traffic flow and transit time.
There is no word on when this new construction project will begin – or how long it will take to complete.