RTA: Project is 90% finished; expects to open to public next month
90% of the construction work on the Tripoli Street Improvement Project has been completed according to Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The 12km street links Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road and runs parallel to the recently re-opened Airport Street Improvement Project. Work has been completed on the flyover between Tripoli St. and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, the RTA notes.
“The project will enhance the link between Dubai and Sharjah, ease traffic movement and streamline the access to Warqaa and Mirdif districts. It will increase the traffic flow to about 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions (6,000 vehicles per hour per direction) and reduce the traffic volumes by 30%,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.
The RTA also says construction of the bridge at the intersection of Tripoli-Nouakchott Streets is 92% complete, while the tunnel at the intersection of Tripoli-Algeria Streets (Mirdif-Warqaa) is 75% complete.
“Upon completion, the project will act as a parallel road to the Al Amardi – Al Khawaneej and Al Awir – Ras Al Khor traffic corridors. It will also improve traffic safety at the intersections with Rabat and Nad Al Hamar Streets near Bel Remaitha Club,” Al Tayer explained.
The project contractor has completed the extension of Tripoli Street from the intersection with Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street up to Emirates Road and the bridge linking the extension of Tripoli Street with the Emirates Road in the direction of Sharjah, Al Tayer remarked.
He explained, “The project includes the widening of Tripoli Street over a 6.5km stretch from the intersection with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (nearby Mirdif City Centre) up to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street. It also includes the construction of a new six-lane 5.3km-long street from the intersection of Tripoli-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan streets up to Emirates Road. Thus, the entire corridor will span about 12 km.”
“The project covers improvement of interchanges starting with upgrading the junction of Tripoli-Algeria Streets to a tunnel of three lanes in each direction to serve the inbound traffic from Rabat Street heading to Tripoli Street, besides upgrading the existing intersection to a signalized junction. The completion of these works will cut the waiting time at the intersection from three minutes to less than a minute. The project also includes upgrading the existing roundabout at the intersection of Tripoli-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan streets into a flyover to ensure free movement of vehicles in all directions,” concluded Al Tayer.