Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed improvement work on Al Manama Street, which is part of the recently completed Dubai-Al Ain Road Improvement Project.
The project stems from RTA's efforts to upgrade roads and transportation infrastructure, besides supporting Dubai's urban and sustainable development.
The project entailed the construction of a new traffic corridor linking Al-Meydan and Al-Manama Streets and crossing over Dubai – Al Ain Road through a flyover of four lanes in each direction, said RTA in its statement.
Construction also included slip roads to link with Dubai – Al Ain Road, it added.
According to RTA, the scope of the project included stepping up the capacity of the existing Al Manama Street by transforming the first three intersections with Aden Street, Sanaa Street and Nad Al Hamar Street into signalised surface junctions.
It also involved increasing the number of traffic lanes to 4 in each direction up to the intersection with Nad Al Hamar Street, besides changing several traffic lanes on Aden Street.
Following these improvements, the road's traffic capacity has now risen to 16,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.
Under this project, RTA has also upgraded the roundabout at the intersection of Al Manama Street with Nad Al Hamar Street to a signalised junction, and designating a minimum of two lanes for left turns in all directions, it added.