Dubai: A new Dubai-Sharjah alternative road is receiving finishing touches, and is set to open by the end of next month, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Saturday.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • 12km extension links Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road with Emirates Road
  • Dh500 million project has four interchanges comprising a tunnel and three bridges
  • 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions
  • 30 per cent improvement expected in Dubai-Sharjah traffic movement