Dubai traffic jams to ease up within a week
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have announced a road project that will be key in easing traffic in Dubai, especially around the area of Dragon Mart by July 14. The Al Awir Road Improvement Project will have their first phase opened which will contribute to the smooth flow in traffic right from the Dubai International City (DIC) heading to Downtown Dubai. This will ensure a flow of 1,000 vehicles moving freely for every hour, thereby easing the traffic pressure around the roundabout at the junction of Al Awir and Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Streets. Also, this opening will be a much easier access for motorists who are coming from Hatta via Al Awir Road.
The Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA Mattar Al Tayer said, “The contractor is completing final construction works as part of the project that aims to ensure a smooth traffic movement on Al Awir Road from the intersection of the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road to the roundabout of Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Street, and improve the left and U-turns from the International City and Dragon Mart.”
He also went on to mention, “It involved the construction of a free interchange in the form of a two-lane flyover from Warsan (1) Street to Al Awir Road westward in the direction of Downtown Dubai. This will enable turns for traffic running from Al Awir Road to the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road, and free traffic movement from Hatta to Dubai via Al Awir Road directly to Warsan (1) Street and entrances to the International City and Dragon Mart through a one-lane bridge.”
“In addition, it includes a three-lane service road parallel to Al Awir Road in both directions to ensure free traffic movement and separate it from the traffic of the International City, Dragon Mart and Al Warqaa. “It also included turning the primary four roundabouts of the International City (International City Street-1) into signalised junctions, and widening the existing lane by adding one or two lanes in some sectors,” added Mattar Al Tayer.