Improved Dubai-Sharjah Traffic Corridor Cuts Travel Time to 8 Minutes!

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Motorists travelling from Dubai to Sharjah, we have good news for you! As per the announcement by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the updated Tripoli Street will open on Wednesday, 24th July. This upgrade will decrease the transit time for drivers of Dubai or Sharjah used cars, especially those who take this route frequently.

This new Dubai-Sharjah traffic corridor had reached 90% completion by the end of May, 2019 and now, its ready. 

The improved 12-km corridor stretching between the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road will decrease travel time to only 8 minutes. Furthermore, the time it takes to transit from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road to Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road will also decrease from 11 to just 4.5 minutes. 

According to Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, this will improved corridor will cut the volume of traffic on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road by 10 percent and channel almost 2,000 cars every hour during rush hours from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road to Emirates Road. Hence, the journey to the Sharjah entrance will go down to 12 minutes while the waiting time at the intersection of Tripoli-Algiers Streets will go down to about less than a minute from three minutes.

The finished road stretches 6.5km between the Tripoli-Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed junction (close Mirdif City Centre) and the Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road. Moreover, it extends to Emirates Road through three lanes going in each direction.

Moreover, upgrades along intersections will give a key traffic corridor parallel to Al-Awir to Ras Al Khor Roads as well as Al-Amardi to Al-Khawaneej Streets.  

This new corridor will also make access to Al Warqaa and Mirdiff districts more streamlined. 

“It will improve traffic safety along the corridor, and increase the traffic flow to about 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions (6,000 vehicles per hour in each direction).” Al Tayer said.

This project includes upgrading the junction of Tripoli-Algiers Street to a three lane tunnel in each direction to ease the traffic from Rabat Street to Tripoli Street. Additionally, the current roundabout at the Tripoli-Nouakchott Street intersection receives an upgrade to make it a flyover with three lanes in each direction. The project also covers the conversion of the roundabout at the junction of Tripoli Street and Sheikh Bin Hamdan Road into a flyover.

A three-lane bridge for the inflow of traffic from Tripoli Street to Emirates Road on the way to Sharjah is also part of the construction. Along with this, the project also covers the broadening of Tripoli Street, replacing the Muhaisnah roundabout that currently exists with two signalized junction as well as enhancements at Bel Remaitha Club. 

We hope that this new project will ease the traffic flow for those travelling in their Sharjah used cars. It’s also very important to have a well-maintained car to travel this distance. If you’re looking for one, CarSwitch.com features a variety of certified used cars!