2018 is Going to Put Dubai Residents at Ease
Daily commuters in Dubai have to face a lot of congestion and undergo long drives to reach work, but hopefully, they will get relief from the beginning of the next year as the Emirate’s Road and Transport Authority(RTA) works to commence improvement in the traffic in five key areas.
The RTA has started construction in five densely populated areas all over Dubai, which will be completed by the first quarter of 2018. The process will deal with improving the road network and introduction of quick and medium term solutions for decongesting traffic spots.
The roads selected are:
1. Al Khail Road
To increase the capacity of vehicles going through the Al Khail Road towards the direction of Sharjah from the area between Meydan Road to Dubai Mall Bridge to a higher number of 1,800 vehicles per hour. For this, a single extra lane has been added for bringing the total number of lanes to four. This will be crucial generally, especially on those Fridays when the mall rush starts.
2. Hessa Road
To tackle the notorious bottlenecking of the Hessa Road, the exit at the intersection of the Al Khail Road and Hessa Road will be widened to two lanes instead of the current, one.
Another lane is to be increased to the collector road, which is in parallel to the Al Khail Road around the intersection with Hessa Road, which is further inbound from the Shaikh Zayed Road that is heading to Sharjah. This will double the road capacity to 3,000 vehicles per hour.
3. Al Mamzar
Currently, the residents of the Al Mamzar have only one exit towards the Al Wuhaida Road. However, the road 46 will get an additional roundabout for providing an additional exit out of the area. This stands to impact anyone living in the Al Mamzar area when they leave for work in the morning.
4. Business Bay
RTA has plans for widening the intersection of the Business Bay Road and the Al Saada Road, which comes from Shaikh Zayed Road. The widening will add on another lane, thus taking the number to three, and lengthening any lanes in the due process. These improvements will cause reduction of the crawling traffic that is common at the intersection, which currently stretches all the way to Shaikh Zayed Road during the peak hours.
5. Al Quoz
The RTA is doing work at three separate intersections around the Al Quoz industrial area for increasing the number of lanes. Also, it’ll add service roads at key locations for ease in traffic flow, thus helping heavier trucks get out of the way at a faster pace.