Ittihad road expansion: Express and domestic roads coming up

DUBAI — The expansion work of Al Ittihad Road includes development of two types of roads, express and domestic, Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has said.

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Published: Thu 12 Apr 2007, 9:01 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:40 AM

“Each project includes expansion of four lanes in each direction, in addition to a service road on both sides of Al Ittihad Road,” Al Tayer explained, adding: “More bridges and tunnels will be constructed while the existing tunnels will be left intact.”

Al Tayer said the project would also include development of the Airport Interchange by constructing a new tunnel of four lanes for the traffic from Al Garhoud Bridge towards Sharjah. The existing channels will remain intact but will only be rerouted so that they do not disrupt the traffic flow from Sharjah towards Al Garhoud Bridge.

“A new bridge of two lanes will be constructed to ease the traffic flow from Sharjah, Al Nahda and Mamzar areas towards Dubai International Airport. Another two-lane bridge will be constructed for traffic from Port Saeed and Al Garhoud areas towards the Clock Roundabout in Deira,” Al Tayer informed.

He also said that the Police Headquarters (Galadari) Interchange will have two new tunnels over and above the existing ones. “Another new two-lane bridge will be constructed for traffic from Abu Hail and Salah Uddin roads towards Sharjah. The remaining traffic flow will be controlled though traffic signals,” he added.

Al Tayer said the RTA would also construct a new tunnel consisting of three lanes at Al Nahda Interchange (Mulla Plaza) for traffic from Dubai towards Sharjah while maintaining the existing tunnel so that the total number of lanes from Dubai towards Sharjah will be six.

“A new tunnel of two lanes will be constructed to ease the traffic flow from Al Mamzar and Al Nahda areas towards Dubai. Besides, a new three-lane bridge to ease the traffic from Al Nahda Road towards Al Waheeda Road and Deira area will also come up,” he informed.

The official noted that the current traffic flow on Al Ittihad Road ranged between 200,000 and 250,000 vehicles per day in both directions.

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