Eight lane tunnel to open in Dubai this week
This should help ease traffic for those who travel around the Zabeel Park area…
Work on the eight lane tunnel on Sheikh Rashid Street first began in 2016, and now the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that it is set to open this Thursday, May 3.
Comprising of four lanes in each direction, the opening of the tunnel should help to improve the flow of traffic on Sheikh Rashid Street.
This is what it looks like:
Starting May 3, If you are going from Al Garhoud Bridge to Al Shindagha tunnel or Port Rashid and vice versa, you can use the new 4-lanes broad tunnel on Sheikh Rashid road, which will help in reducing the traffic in the area.#DubaiProjects#DubaiRoads pic.twitter.com/R8geamdfUX
— RTA (@RTA_Dubai) April 28, 2018
The new tunnel is situated at the intersection of Sheikh Rashid Street leading to Al Shandagha northward, and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street leading to the intersection with Al Kuwait Street.
The tunnel is the latest part of the Sheikh Rashid and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Streets intersection project to open, following the opening of two major bridges earlier this year which were created to ease traffic both to Al Karama and around the World Trade Center junction in the direction of Sheikh Zayed road.
Lighting, paving, irrigation, sewage and storm water draining are also being improved as part of the larger plan.