DUBAI — The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened Phase 4 of the Dubai Bypass Road on Thursday, linking the road with Al Faya Road, Seih Shuaib in Abu Dhabi, better known as ‘Trucks Road’.
This phase, which also serves Al Maktoum International Airport, comprises a section of six lanes in each direction stretching 25km from the interchange of Dubai Bypass Road-Jebel Ali Lihbab Road up to Al Faya Road in Abu Dhabi emirate.
The road section has three camel crossings, also used as turn points. All service utility works have been completed along with the lighting poles.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the authority, said: “By opening Phase 4, the RTA has completed all phases of the Dubai Bypass Road, starting from the environs of Sharjah emirate at Al Sajaa Interchange and terminating at the exit point from Dubai emirate to Abu Dhabi emirate, in a 70-km-long sector constructed at a cost in excess of Dh1 billion.
“The Dubai Bypass Road is a key traffic corridor in the structural roads network plan undertaken by the RTA and offers an alternative motorway to Emirates Road and Shaikh Zayed Road as it provides an external corridor for motorists inbound from the Northern Emirates and outbound to Abu Dhabi emirate and vice-versa without having to go through downtown area. By opening Phase 4, the RTA has completed the opening of all phases of the road which comprises six lanes in each direction.
“In view of the enormity of the project and as the RTA was keen on accelerating the delivery of the project, it had been divided into four phases.”
The RTA will continue upgrading several key and arterial projects in Dubai emirate as part of an integrated road-widening plans under a strategy aimed at providing advanced services to residents as well as practical andall-inclusive solutions that ensure seamless traffic flow and realisation of the vision of providing safe and smooth transport for all in the emirate, he added.