Tripoli Road has been reopened by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) following a major revamp. The project saw an upgrade of intersections along the road, which is said to be a key traffic corridor parallel to Al Amardi-Al Khawaneej Streets and the Al Awir-Ras Al Khor Roads.

The project stretches 6.5km from Tripoli-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road junction (near Mirdif City Centre) to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road, and extends further about 5.3km up to Emirates Road in three lanes in each direction.

According to a statement by the RTA, following the Tripoli Road Improvement Project, the transit time of 12km between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road has been reduced to approximately eight minutes.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA said the main benefit of the project is that it enhances the link between Dubai and Sharjah, eases traffic flow in the area, and streamlines access to the Al Warqaa and Mirdif districts.

“It will improve traffic safety along the corridor and increase the traffic flow to about 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions (6,000 vehicles per hour per direction). It will reduce the transit time between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road by 64% from 11 to 4.5 minutes,” said Al Tayer.

He added that the project will channel about 2,000 vehicles every hour during peak time from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to Emirates Road, which will reduce traffic volumes on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road by 10%. This will reduce trips to the entrance of Sharjah to 12 minutes and cut waiting time at the intersection of Tripoli-Algiers Streets (Al Warqaa-Mirdif) from three minutes to less than a minute, Al Tayer pointed out.