By Majorie van Leijen www.emirates247.com
A widening of Dubai-Al Ain Road is in the pipeline, increasing the number of lanes from 3 lanes in both directions to 6 lanes in both directions, said the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in a statement to Emirates 24|7.
“The RTA has just completed the study of the upgrade of Dubai-Al Ain Road and is in process to commence with the detailed design,” said Maitha bin Adai, CEO of the Traffic and Roads Agency at the RTA.
The road widening will be carried out over the entire stretch between Bu Khadra Interchange, where Dubai-Al Ain Road intersects with Ras al Khor Road, and Al Ruwayyah Interchange, at the intersection with Emirates Road, covering the majority of the road serving Dubailand.
In addition, all existing interchanges on this stretch will be upgraded to increase capacity, bin Adai added.
With an expected completion date in 2019, the road widening is set to serve new developments within Dubailand and Mohammed Bin Rashid City, where Al Ain Road forms a vital link.
Currently, Dubai-Al Ain Road is the main access road to communities such as Silicon Oasis, Skycourts, Academic City, Nadd al Sheba, Queue Point, The Villa, Liwan and Bu Khadra. More info