Posted by Neil King
Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed the completion of the Dubai Bypass Road, which stretches from the environs of the emirate of Sharjah at Al Sajaa Interchange to the exit point from the emirate of Dubai into Abu Dhabi.
The 70 km-long road, which was constructed at a cost in excess of one billion dirhams, is due to link up with Al Faya Road, known as Trucks Road, in Abu Dhabi in the third quarter of this year.
Mattar Al Tayer, executive director of the RTA, commented: "The Dubai Bypass Road is a key traffic corridor in the structural roads network plan undertaken by the RTA and offers an alternative motorway to Emirates Road and Sheikh Zayed Road as it provides an external corridor for motorists inbound from Northern Emirates and outbound to Abu Dhabi Emirate and vice versa without having to go through the downtown area."
Mr Al Tayer added that the RTA has completed the opening of all phases of the road, which comprises six lanes in each direction and includes links with the new Al Maktoum International Airport and Dubai Industrial City.
Last week, Dubai's ruler Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that "Dubai promised and delivered" on its aim of creating the airport complex, which will be the world's biggest with a capacity of 160 million passengers per year when completed.