The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has announced an agreement to upgrade the intersection of Garn Al Sabkha roads and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Highway.
The primary objective of this initiative is to enhance the road segment's capacity to accommodate 17,600 vehicles per hour and reduce travel time between the two key highways, Sheikh Zayed Highway and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Highway.
As a result of implementing this project, travel time towards Sharjah during peak hours will decrease from 20 to 12 minutes, and towards the Jebel Ali area from 21 to 7 minutes. The project is estimated to cost AED 374 million (approximately USD 102 million).
This project is a vital component of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) master plan to modernize strategically significant road corridors in the east and west of the city. Within this initiative, four bridges will be constructed, significantly facilitating traffic flow in all directions, including movement along First Al Khail Street and Al Asayel Street.
The development and modernization plan also involve enhancing 7 kilometers of road infrastructure, including the reconstruction of street lighting systems, traffic signals, improvement of the rainwater drainage system, and irrigation.
All these endeavors are undertaken based on the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.
According to the statements of Dubai's authorities, it is necessary to continue expanding the road infrastructure to meet the needs of city residents amidst the rapid development of the metropolis.