Dubai’s Roads & Transportation Authority (RTA) is pumping AED 2 billion on expanding the Dubai-Al Ain Road from three to six lanes.
AED 2 billion RTA project
Roadworks on the Dubai-Al Ain Road expansion project includes doubling the number of lanes from three to six lanes.
Six interchanges and new service roads will also be built in the 17 km-long project. They will connect to exits like, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (E311), Emirates Road (E611) and Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road (D54).
RTA claims the expansion will help Dubai-Al Ain road have an increased capacity of 12,000 cars per hours congestion.
Eventually, the project will help cut the transit time from Emirates Road to Oud Metha street, from 16 minutes to 8 minutes.
A two-phase project
In phase one, RTA will complete roadworks between E611 and E311, to divert traffic during peak hours.
Phase two includes improving roadworks between Dubai-Al Ain road and Nad Al Sheba, and building a bridge between Meydan street and Manama street.
Future roadworks up to Al Ain outskirts
RTA plans doubling the lanes on Dubai-Al Ain Road from Emirates Road up to the outskirts of Al Ain.