New road to Discovery Gardens to open soon
Dubai, May 29, 2014
Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to complete a parallel road from Sheikh Zayed Road to Discovery Gardens by the end of the year, said a report.
The new access will improve accessibility and ease traffic congestion, but is also likely to drive up rents and prices in the area, said the Emirates 24/7 report.
The new road will have two lanes in each direction and will accommodate1,500 vehicles per hour in each direction adding the new link is expected to take off pressure from the heavy traffic volumes that have been witnessed in the area., Maitha bin Adai, CEO Transport and Road Agency, RTA, was quoted as saying.
Despite traffic congestions, rents in Discovery Gardens shot up by over 41 per cent in a 12-month period, starting Q1 2013 to Q1 2014. The pace, however, has slowed down in Q1 2014, with the area having registered on average a four-per cent increase, Asteco Property Management data revealed said the report.
Earlier this year, a temporary route was established between Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan and the E77 (Al Yalayis Road), which connects Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Sheikh Zayed Road. The route was opened after residents in the area were trapped in the morning gridlock for over three hours in February, it said.
In addition to the new link to Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, a new 1.5 km-long internal road will form a link with Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park and Emirates Hills, added the report.