Road expansion cuts travel time in Dubai's Ras Al Khor


Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed a project aimed at reducing travel time on Ras Al Khor Road by up to 33% during peak hours.

The road has been widened from three to four lanes along a 3 km stretch in both directions. The expansion work extended from Bu Kadra intersection to Al Khail Road intersection.

The RTA will also widen the collector road for turns on Ras Al Khor Road in the direction of Dubai-Al Ain Road from one to two lanes by the start of April.

Ras Al Khor Road is a critical artery that serves numerous residential and industrial districts home to an estimated 650,000 residents, in addition to an array of several ongoing development projects.

Widening the road from three to four lanes in each direction will improve traffic movement and increase the intake of vehicles from 6,000 to 8,000 per hour.

Additionally, the upgrade to the bypass lane towards Dubai-Al Ain Road is expected to double the capacity from 1,000 to 2,000 vehicles per hour and enhance vehicle flow by 100 per cent.


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