The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open tomorrow (Friday 7 August 2015) the final stage of Al Yalayes Road completing the link of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (at Al Houdh R/A) with the Emirates Road via the Dubai Investment Park (DIP).
This traffic corridor, which spans 4 lanes in each direction and stretches 9 km, also provides entry & exit points to the DIP, Jumeirah Golf Estates through signalized R/As; which can later be transformed into flyovers. The project also included the construction of a ramp on the Emirates Road to ease the traffic flow inbound from Jebel Ali heading left towards Sharjah.
Hussain Al Banna, Director of Traffic at RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency said: “This is one of the key projects the RTA has been undertaking for some time. This project has an immense role in diverting a big chunk to vehicular & traffic flow from the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, which is currently experiencing high traffic volumes, to the Emirates Road. The project will thus contribute to improving the traffic movement, and reducing delays. The new traffic corridor is expected to be used by about 55 thousand vehicles per day and more than 4 thousand trucks during the morning peak hours as it provides a link between the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and the Emirates Road.”
“Al Yalayes Road is also considered one of the arterial roads serving newly developed communities in the Emirate, such as the DIP and the Jumeirah Golf Estates, and forms part & parcel of RTA’s plans for upgrading roads network to cope with the rising urbanization rates and traffic volumes in those areas,” explained Al Banna.
“Last April, the RTA opened another sector of this Road extending from Al Houdh R/A up to the first R/A in the project, providing ingresses and egresses for the DIP comprising of two lanes in each direction instead of the previous single entry lane.”
“The project is an integral part of RTA’s strategic plan for upgrading the infrastructure of roads network and mass transit systems in the Emirate as well as integrated & safe land & marine passages. Such plans are consistent with the overall master plans set for coping with the rising urbanization & demographic needs, and responding to the requisites of development & investment motivations offered by the Emirate,” added the CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency.