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Al Khail Road project a fitting New Year gift

It provides a third major artery, parallel to Shaikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road, and will save time

Gulf News

The last barriers are being removed, the overpasses are getting a final touch of paint and the road markings are all in place.

Effective Friday, the Al Khail Road project will be completed in time to mark the seventh anniversary of the accession of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as Ruler of Dubai.

The works required the construction of four new interchanges and a six-lane highway in each direction as traffic continued to use the existing road. The project was one of the largest undertaken by Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. It effectively provides a third major artery, largely parallel to Shaikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road. Importantly, it allows to lessen the burden on Shaikh Zayed Road and will be a valuable time-saving route for thousands of motorists daily.

Everyone involved in completing the project should walk a little taller today, knowing that their work and efforts have given the emirate a key transportation link. Through their efforts, Dubai will continue to grow and prosper. What a great way to start the New Year!