The tunnel is part of a larger effort to ease traffic congestion in the area
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open a tunnel on both sides of Sheikh Rashid Street in Al Garhoud and Mina Rashid in a bid to improve traffic flow in the area, RTA director-general and chairman of the board of directors Mattar Al Tayer announced on Sunday.
The new tunnel, which includes four lanes in each direction, is part of a large effort to improve the intersection of Sheikh Rashid and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed streets, which saw the RTA open to new bridges in the area early this year.
“The project 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,” Al Tayer explained.
“The project is part of RTA’s master plan for the improvement of roads, bridges, crossings and underpasses to accommodate the growing traffic volumes and ease movement in all parts of Dubai,” he added.
“The objective is to develop integrated solutions of roads and marine networks that are safe for users and capable of matching the development plans and demographic growth [of Dubai].”
The tunnel will open to traffic on May 3.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.