The link road is expected to open before the end of the year

Traffic along Sheikh Zayed Road is set to improve later this year as an Dhs800 million project connecting Jumeirah and Al Khail Road nears completion.

In a statement released via the Dubai Media Office, the RTA announced that 86 per cent of the work under the First Contract of the Improvement of Latifa bint Hamdan and Umm Al-Sheef Streets Project has been completed.

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, said: “The project is undertaken in response to the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to carry on with the construction of roads and transportation projects to cope with the upswing & demographic expansion of Dubai and the drive to bring happiness to people.”

The link road is expected to open to the public by the final quarter of 2018, with a Secord Contract scheduled for 2019 that will cover the improvement of the entrances into Al Quoz as well as several development projects.

Al Tayer added, “The project would also accommodate the growing traffic volumes, and ease the mobility in various parts of Dubai. It also complements RTA’s strategic plan for improving vertical traffic corridors such as the Airport Street, Tripoli Street, Al Yalayes Street and Al Asayel Street”

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