Diversion necessary to complete two new bridges to boost traffic efficiency in the area
Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai will open a main traffic diversion at the intersection of Latifa Bint Hamdan Street and Al Asayel Street on Friday.
The diversion is required as part of Latifa Bint Hamdan Street Improvement project, to be completed in the first quarter of next year, and involves the construction of two bridges of different levels at the same intersection.
Traffic will be diverted from the existing junction to a signalised junction for the safety of road users. The same number of current lanes will be maintained to ensure smooth traffic flow and reduce the potential of impacting the existing traffic.
The project encompasses the improvement of Al Khail Road through a ramp to serve the traffic heading northward in the direction of Al Khail Road and the Business Bay Crossing and converting a signalised junction into a two-level bridge.
The first bridge comprises three lanes in each direction to serve the traffic on Latifa Bint Hamdan Street eastward in the direction of Al Khail Road and Shaikh Zayed Road, and westward in the direction of Al Khail Road. The second is a bridge of two lanes in each direction to serve the traffic on Al Asayel Road to the north and south.
Upgrading the surface intersection will step up the efficiency of the project through reducing the waiting time at the existing intersection from three minutes to less than a minute, which will ease the existing congestion at the intersection of Al Khail Road.