The 7th Interchange Project construction for the Sheikh Zayed Road will boost overall traffic flow capacity to Al Yalayes Road from the Sheikh Zayed Road eastwards and also from the Al Yalayes Road to the Dubal Street across both the directions. The project encompasses the development of a four-lane bridge spreading from the Al Yalayes Road into a couple of two-lane bridges with capacities of 3, 000 vehicles every hour. The first one goes to Jebel Ali while the second one goes to the Jebel Ali Port and Dubal Street.
This also covers improvements for the right-side turn for building three lanes with capacity of 3, 000 vehicles each hour, extending to Al Yalayes Road eastwards from the Sheikh Zayed Road and two lanes to the Sheikh Zayed Road from the Al Yalayes Road towards Dubai. This also covers the improvement of light signals at Gates 1 and 2 of the Jebel Ali Port and development of another bridge having two lanes for catering to inbound traffic from Dubal Street, Jebel Free Zone and the Port Crossing going over the Sheikh Zayed Road eastwards towards the Al Yalayes Road.
The Al Yalayes Road is being constructed over 6 kilometres under the Parallel Roads project which goes to the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road from the 7th Interchange of the Sheikh Zayed Road. The Al Asayel Road will also cover 5 kilometres, connecting to the Emirates Hills, Jumeirah Islands and Jafza. The lane count will be increased to 5 for the Al Yalayes Road from 3. The capacity of the road will go up by a whopping 66% to stand at 20, 000 vehicles per hour from 12, 000 vehicles per hour.
The second phase covers the completion of the lanes that are remaining in order to ensure seamless movement of traffic to and from the Al Asayel Road and First Al Khail Road. The project also encompasses the finishing of the Al Asayel Road Extension project that runs for 5 kilometres with three lanes being present in each direction and total capacity of 4, 500 vehicles per direction per hour. This also encompasses the development of 6 surface light signals on the Al Asayel Road for ensuring entry-exit points for top development ventures like Al Furjan and Discovery Gardens.