Entire project expected to be completed and opened in first half of 2019
Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that construction work on the Tripoli Street Improvement Project has achieved a 60% completion rate, with the entire project expected to be completed and opened in the first half of 2019.
In a statement, the authority said that the project involves the development of a 12-km long street, linking Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, and will also act as a parallel street to Airport Street once complete.
The new project will increase the street’s intake to about 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions (6,000 vehicles per hour per direction), while also easing the traffic flow on this corridor by 30%, the RTA added. Upon completion, the project will act as a parallel to Al Amardi – Al Khawaneej Streets, as well as Al Awir – Ras Al Khor Streets.
Mattar Al Tayer, the director general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, said that work on the extension of Tripoli Street (from Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street to Emirates Road) and the flyover of Tripoli Street and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street, is nearing completion.
He added that nearly 40% of the bridge linking the Sharjah-bound Emirates Road is completed, while 50% of the work on the intersection of Tripoli-Nouakchott Streets, and 10% of work on the tunnel at the intersection of Tripoli-Algiers Street (Mirdif-Warqaa) has been completed.
The scope of work includes the widening of Tripoli Street over a 6.5km stretch, from the intersection with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (near Mirdif City Centre) up to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street. It also includes the construction of a new 5.3km long road of three lanes in either direction from the intersection of Tripoli-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street up to Emirates Road, taking the overall length of the street to around 12km.