Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the opening of two major roads through the Al Yalayis and Al Asayel Streets Improvement Project last Saturday (September 14).
According to the RTA, the project serves the local economy and offers additional entry/exit points for development projects in the area such as Al Furjan, Discovery Gardens and Jebel Ali Development.
RTA Announces Opening of Two Major Roads in Dubai
The improvement of the aforementioned streets enhances the link of Sheikh Zayed Road with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road as well as the Emirates Road. Al Asayel Street is a key traffic corridor parallel to Al Khail Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street and Emirates Road.
Video: Opening of Al Yalayis, Al Asayel Streets Improvement Project, which will increase number of lanes of Al Yalayis Street from three to five in each direction starting from Sheikh Zayed Road to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and up to Emirates Road. pic.twitter.com/qkPrlhMB02
— RTA (@rta_dubai) September 14, 2019
According to His Excellency, Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, “The project was pursued in response to the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to keep in step with the sweeping urban development across the emirate, and to ease the mobility of people and products.”
Al Tayer also noted that through the project, the intake of Al Yalayis Street will be increased to about 20,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.
This development will also cut the transit time between Sheikh Zayed Road (7th interchange) and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to just four minutes.
He also shared that the project, which is part of the Parallel Roads Project, encompasses improvement of Al Yalayis Street over a sector extending six kilometres from the 7th interchange of the Sheikh Zayed Road at Al Houdh Interchange.
Furthermore, Al Asayel Street will also be upgraded over a 5-km sector to link JAFZA with Jumeirah Islands and Emirates Hills. The capacity of the street will be increased to 9,000 vehicles per hour, and as such will be an alternative street for Al Khail and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Roads in a sector between the Business Bay and Jebel Ali Industrial via Al Quoz.
Of note, Al Yalayis Street will be increased from three to five lanes in each direction starting from Sheikh Zayed Road to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and up to Emirates Road, which will raise the road capacity to about 20,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.
Moreover, upgrades included the construction of two elevated signalised junctions with a design catering to the needs of the Etihad Rail Project.
Things are looking very exciting in terms of infrastructure commitment and development of the UAE government, especially in the city of Dubai, which is gearing to play host to the 6-month Expo 2020, which will draw hundreds and thousands of guests from all parts of the world.