New flyovers to bypass Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai

Shaily Kalra

Dubai: Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved the proposal for the second phase of the multi-deck road project under which many more bridges and flyovers will be added to connect Jumeirah with Al Khail Road, provide a smooth and controlled movement of traffic bypassing Sheikh Zayed Road.

This was announced by (RTA) the Roads and Transport Authority. The main purpose of this project is to build a bridge that will ensure smooth traffic flow for residents on both sides for entering and exiting the Sheikh Zayed Road. The first phase of the project began early last year for constructing a flyover linking Latifa Bint Hamdan Street and Umm Al-Sheif Street ad running along Shaikh Zayed Road, at an estimated cost of approximately AED 800 million.

The purpose of the second phase of the project is to bring about improvements in the existing road from the intersection of Al Asayel- Latifa Bint Hamadan Streets to the interchange of Al Khail Road, covering a distance of three kilometres. This intersection will reduce the waiting time from three minutes to less than a minute.

RTA’s master plan is to improve the network of roads, bridges, crossings and underpasses to accommodate growing traffic volumes and ease mobility in various parts of Dubai. It will also complement RTA’s strategic plan for improving vertical traffic corridors such as Airport Street, Tripoli Street, Al Yalayes Street and Al Asayel Street, as pointed out by Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.