general info NEW ROAD LINKS SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD WITH SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN ZAYED ROAD IN JUST FOUR MINUTES
New Road Links Sheikh Zayed Road With Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road In Just Four Minutes
Updated on 15 September 2019

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened new sections of the Al Yalayis and Al Asayel Streets Improvement Project. Al Yalayis Street connects Sheikh Zayed Road with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road. The new street project offers additional exit and entry points for development projects in the area such as Al Furjan, Discovery Gardens and Jebel Ali development.

"It cuts the transit time between Sheikh Zayed Road (7th Interchange) and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to just four minutes,” says HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.

Al Asayel Street will further be upgraded over a 5km sector to link JAFZA with Jumeirah Islands and Emirates Hills. The number of lanes of Al Yalayis Street will be increased from three to five in each direction starting from Sheikh Zayed Road to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and up to Emirates Road, which will raise the road capacity to about 20,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.

“The project included the construction of a two-lane flyover running about two km across Al Asayel Street to serve the traffic inbound from Garn Al Sabkha Street in the direction of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. The road has been linked with flyovers offering exit points for traffic generated by Al Furjan development project. Six traffic signals have been constructed on Al Asayel Street to streamline the entry/exit for existing development projects such as Discovery Gardens and Al Furjan", adds HE Mattar Al Tayer,

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