A massive eight-lane tunnel is due to open in Dubai soon

The road is part of an ongoing project to significantly reduce traffic

Sick of getting caught in rush hour to and from work? RTA’s brand-new tunnel may soon ease your suffering.

Sheikh Rashid Street is getting an eight-lane road to help reduce traffic and boost car flow. That means less time waiting for the car in front to get moving.

The broad tunnel is set to open on Thursday May 3, and is located at Shaikh Rashid Street leading to Al Shandagha.

This is set to ease traffic coming from Al Garhoud bridge, Bur Dubai and Oud Metha.

Director General of RTA Mattar Al Tayer said: “The objective is to develop integrated solutions of roads and marine network that are safe for users, and capable of matching the development plans and demographic growth in the Emirate.”

The road adds on to the ongoing intersection project by RTA to improve Shaikh Rashid and Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed roads.

Earlier in February, RTA opened two major bridges on the two roads, which noticeably changed the volume of traffic heading to Dubai World Trade Centre.

If this tunnel will achieve the same results, drivers can expect some smooth driving from now on.

Another project that could reduce traffic is flying taxis. Check out what an RTA official had to say about bringing the flying vehicles to Dubai.

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