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Dubai’s RTA says Tripoli St improvements 60% complete

Dubai’s RTA says Tripoli St improvements 60% complete

The project runs parallel to Airport Road and is designed to reduce congestion

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Saturday that improvement works on Tripoli Street are now 60 per cent complete.

The project will introduce a 12km parallel road to Airport Street linking Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road and is being sped up under UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s instructions to fast-track the five-year roads and transport plan.

The RTA said it would increase the capacity for vehicles on the route to 6,000 per hour in both directions and ease traffic flow by 30 per cent.

Among the improvements are the widening of Tripoli Street for 6.5km from the intersection of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street, the construction of a 5.3km road with three lanes in each direction from the intersection of Tripoli-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Streets up to the Emirates Road.

Several interchanges are also being developed across different junctions and the Tripoli- Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street intersection will be made into a flyover to improve traffic flow.

“Work is progressing well and the completion rate has exceeded 90 per cent in the extension of Tripoli St. (from Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St. to Emirates Road),” said RTA director general and chairman of the RTA Mattar Al Tayer.

Completion rate has reached 95 per cent in the flyover of Tripoli and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Streets, 40 per cent in the bridge linking with Sharjah-bound Emirates Road, 50 per cent in the intersection of Tripoli-Nouakchott Streets, and 10 per cent in the tunnel at the intersection of Tripoli-Algiers Streets (Mirdif-Warqaa).

The project is due to open in the first half of 2019.

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