Traffic leading from Dubai to Sharjah along the Emirates Road has considerably eased up thanks to the opening of an upgraded interchange that now provides a convenient connection with Maleiha Road. The interchange was thrown open to traffic on Sunday thus bringing down the instances of tailbacks from either direction. Moreover, the three-lane ramp has gone a long way in organizing the peak-hour traffic leading towards Sharjah.
Before the opening of the upgrade, Emirates Road witnessed traffic snarls on a regular basis, sometimes having tailbacks that stretched several kilometers. Motorists were pleasantly surprised to encounter a road with no congestions and see the opening of the upgrade as a way to save a lot of time while commuting between the two cities.
The Al badi interchange is a vital link that provides easy access to all the emirates. While previously it had a capacity of about 9000 vehicles per hour, now it can accommodate almost double the number of vehicular traffic. It offers a direct route to Sharjah as well as segregating the traffic heading towards the northern emirates.