Major road improvements will open in Business Bay this weekend

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This is set to seriously reduce travel time in the area…

If you’re a frequent traveler around the Business Bay area, your commute might be about to get a lot better. The second phase of the Parallel Roads project is opening in the area this weekend.

From Friday June 8, a horse tunnel, two new tunnels and two new bridges will be open to public use, which will majorly improve traffic flow in the area.

And here’s what it looks like:

Designed to ease snarls on Sheikh Zayed Road, it’s the second phase of a larger project of road improvements in the Business Bay area.

The extensive work has seen improvements to the Western part of the Parallel Roads, widening the street from three lanes to four in each direction in the sector between Al Meydan and Financial Streets.

A 240-meter flyover on the intersection of Al Sa’ada and Burj Khalifa Boulevard Streets is also now ready to open this weekend, as well as a 535-meter underpass at the intersection of Al Sa’ada and the Business Bay Streets, and a 500-meter bridge along the extension of Al Sa’ada Street crossing over the Dubai Water Canal.

A 420-meter bridge at the intersection of Al Meydan and First Al Khail Streets, a 420-meter tunnel for left-side turns from Al Sa’ada Street to Meydan Street, and a 340-meter underpass for horses crossing at the Dubai Stables complete the works.

Service roads in both directions have also been added at most parts of the Project.

Between phases one and two of the project, 5665 metres of bridge and tunnels extending 2445 metres have been added to the Business Bay roads.

“Upon completion, the Project will cut the journey time between Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Street from 12 to 2.5 minutes, provide a ramp to Meydan Property Development Project, and ease the traffic pressure on the Financial Center Street,” said an RTA official.

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