By Majorie van Leijen www.emirates247.com
Roads in Dubai are constantly subject to change. These developments are in response to a fast-growing emirate with an increasing number of vehicles on the road.
Road widening projects, road improvement projects, new links, bridges, tunnels, flyovers and intersections or renewed traffic management strategies are always on the agenda of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Last year saw the start of some mega projects, such as Dubai Canal, which is to flow under Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Road to be reunited with the Arabian Sea. The first steps towards this landmark change were initiated with the diversion of all lanes of Sheikh Zayed Road, and works will not be completed until September 2016. More info