In a recent development, Dubai Airports has announced commencement of an airport road expansion programme by Dubai’s Road & Transport Authority (RTA).
This new development will increase capacity and ease congestion during peak periods as works are completed over the next 18-24 months.
“Over the past seven years passenger traffic has more than doubled,” said Dubai Airports’ CEO Paul Griffiths. “In that time we have opened Terminal 3, Concourse B, Concourse A and most recently Concourse D. The investment of some US$13 billion has paid huge dividends as now aviation supports more than 19% of employment and 27% of Dubai’s GDP.”
“Expansion in the air obviously drives need for expansion on ground. The new airport road expansion programme will serve to further enhance access and provide capacity we need to serve growing demand,” added Griffiths.
The road enhancements will be undertaken at a number of junctions along airport road, including Marrakesh and Casablanca streets. RTA has confirmed road capacity will be fully maintained throughout construction to limit inconvenience, however, some delays may be experienced as diversions and modifications are made.