Dubai said to mull adding deck to Sheikh Zayed Road

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By Staff  www.arabianbusiness.com

Transport authorities in Dubai could add a second tier to the emirate’s Sheikh Zayed Road highway as part of ambitious plans to ease traffic congestion, it has been reported.

Under proposals not yet made public, a second deck above the existing highway would run 35km from Jebel Ali Port to Dubai Creek. A feasibility study is already said to be under way, with consultants being invited to submit proposals for the project on March 25, according to Middle East Economic Digest (MEED).

Sheikh Zayed Road is one of the Middle East’s busiest freeways, with seven lanes of traffic in each direction. It spans much of the UAE, from Abu Dhabi to Ras Al Khaimah.

MEED speculates that the new tier would be used primarily for long-distance traffic, with a limited number of junctions and exits. The magazine also says that it could be a toll road. More info