Hessa Street, known for its relentless traffic congestion, is undergoing a remarkable transformation with the Hessa Street Improvement Project, a significant endeavor by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to improve transportation in the area.
Expanding Capacity for Smoother Journeys
The heart of this transformation lies in the expansion of Hessa Street’s capacity, which will double from two to four lanes in each direction. This expansion, a core aspect of the Hessa Street Improvement Project, will allow the road to accommodate up to 8,000 vehicles per hour, greatly reducing traffic congestion and enhancing traffic flow.
Hessa Street Improvement Project: Revamping Vital Intersections
The project also focuses on revamping four critical intersections along Hessa Street:
- Sheikh Zayed Road Intersection: To improve connectivity, a two-lane directional ramp will be constructed over the Dubai Metro Red Line, easing traffic from Sheikh Zayed Road towards Hessa Street Eastwards, connecting to the Emirates Road.
- First Al Khail Street Intersection:
- Al Asayel Street Intersection: Increasing the number of lanes from two to four in each direction will reduce bottlenecks and facilitate smoother travel.
- Al Khail Road Intersection: A two-lane directional ramp will be added to serve Northbound traffic towards Sharjah, further enhancing accessibility.
Promoting Sustainable Transportation
In addition to road improvements, the Hessa Street Improvement Project addresses the need for sustainable transportation. A 13.5-kilometer-long cycling track is under construction, connecting Al Sufouh to Dubai Hills via Hessa Street. This cycling track aims to cater to the residents of Al Sufouh, Al Barsha, and Barsha Heights, encouraging eco-friendly commuting options.
A Greener and More Efficient Future
As the Hessa Street Improvement Project gains momentum, residents and commuters can anticipate reduced traffic congestion, improved connectivity, and a more sustainable urban environment. This initiative marks a significant stride toward achieving a greener and more accessible Dubai.