Dubai To Get A New 1.6km Long Tunnel To Ease Traffic Flow Between Key Areas


Dubai is all set to get a new tunnel featuring six lanes stretching over 1,650 metres. This tunnel will accommodate up to 12,000 vehicles per hour in each direction. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract for constructing the Al Khaleej Street Tunnel Project. This tunnel will stretch from the Infinity Bridge ramp in Deira to the junction of Al Khaleej and Cairo Streets. The tunnel project is a vital part of the Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, said, "This corridor extends 13km along Sheikh Rashid Road, Al Mina Street, Al Khaleej Street, and Cairo Street, encompassing the upgrade of 15 intersections and benefiting numerous residential and developmental communities including Dubai Islands, Dubai Waterfront, Dubai Maritime City, and Mina Rashid. It serves about one million people and is projected to cut travel times from 104 minutes to just 16 minutes by 2030."

Key Things To Know About The Al Khaleej Street Tunnel Project

  • The Al Khaleej Street Project involves building a 1,650 metre tunnel with three lanes in each direction.
  • It provides a free traffic flow from the Infinity Bridge towards Deira and back.
  • The project includes transforming the Cairo and Al Wuheida Streets intersection from a roundabout to an intersection controlled by traffic lights.
  • Additionally, it involves improving Cairo Street and connecting the bridge ramp from Dubai Islands to the new tunnel on Al Khaleej Street northward.
  • This phase of the project will benefit residents of Abu Hail, Al Wuheida, and Al Mamzar, as well as development projects like Dubai Islands, Dubai Waterfront, Waterfront Market, and Hamriya Port.

The RTA has not confirmed the expected opening date of the tunnel. Keep an eye out for any developments and updates.

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