- Dubai is preparing for 3 key upcoming road projects to alleviate traffic congestion.
- These projects are part of the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) ambitious plans.
- The first project involves expanding Hessa Street, covering 4.5 kilometers from Sheikh Zayed Road to Al Khail Road, increasing its capacity to 16,000 vehicles per hour.
- The second project focuses on upgrading Umm Suqeim Street, spanning 4.6 kilometers from Al Khail Road to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, with a capacity for 16,000 vehicles per hour.
- The third project entails the transformation of Al Khaleej Street, including the construction of three underpasses covering 1.65 kilometers, enhancing traffic flow for approximately 12,000 vehicles per hour.
- Dubai’s road network has grown by an impressive 115 percent from 2006 to 2022, reflecting the city’s commitment to infrastructure development.
- Dubai’s efficiency in managing traffic surpasses many major global cities, with an average travel time of just 12 minutes for a 10-kilometer distance in its central business district, compared to the global average of 21 minutes.
- These projects showcase Dubai’s dedication to maintaining its status as a global leader in transportation infrastructure, benefiting both residents and visitors by improving traffic flow and the overall commuting experience.
Dubai is gearing up for 3 key upcoming road projects that promise to alleviate traffic congestion in the bustling city known for its world-class infrastructure and dedication to improving transportation,. These projects, part of the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) ambitious plans, were presented to Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
3 Key Upcoming Road Projects
1-Hessa Street Expansion:
One of the key projects in the pipeline is the expansion of Hessa Street. This development will stretch over 4.5 kilometers, starting from its intersection with Sheikh Zayed Road and extending to Al Khail Road. Once completed, it is expected to significantly enhance the road’s capacity, accommodating up to 16,000 vehicles per hour.
2-Umm Suqeim Street Upgrade:
Another critical project is the upgrade of Umm Suqeim Street, spanning 4.6 kilometers from its intersection with Al Khail Road to that with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. This upgrade aims to bolster the road’s capacity to handle 16,000 vehicles per hour, making it a smoother and more efficient route for commuters.
3-Al Khaleej Street Transformation:
Dubai’s infrastructure transformation includes the revitalization of Al Khaleej Street. This 3-kilometer stretch, running from the Infinity Bridge ramp to Cairo Street, will see the construction of three underpasses covering 1.65 kilometers. These underpasses are projected to have an estimated capacity of around 12,000 vehicles per hour, further enhancing the city’s traffic flow.
Dubai’s Road Network Growth
Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on the impressive growth of Dubai’s road network, which has expanded by an astounding 115 percent. From 8,715 lane-kilometers in 2006, it has surged to 18,768 in 2022. Dubai’s commitment to infrastructure development places it among the world’s leaders in terms of traffic safety, rivalling cities in Sweden, Norway, and Japan.
Efficiency in Traffic Management
Dubai’s commitment to efficient traffic management is evident in its performance compared to other global cities. According to the 2022 traffic index report by TomTom, Dubai outperformed major cities like Los Angeles, Montreal, Sydney, Berlin, Rome, and Milan. The average travel time for a 10-kilometer distance in Dubai’s central business district was recorded at just 12 minutes, compared to the global average of 21 minutes.
Global Leader in Transportation
Dubai’s dedication to maintaining its status as a global leader in transportation infrastructure continues to benefit its residents and visitors alike. With these upcoming road projects, the city is poised to further improve its traffic flow and enhance the overall commuting experience for its residents.