Dubai Bypass Road
Dubai Bypass Road (611 Road)
The Dubai Bypass Road or Outer Bypass Road (also called the Dubai Ring Road), presently the 611 Road (Emirates Road is the 311 Road), is a 72 km road link between Abu Dhabi and Sharjah that goes past Dubai vaguely parallel with the Emirates Road.
- The highway runs between the Al Sajaaa interchange on the border with Sharjah, to the border with Abu Dhabi, and services Academic City, the Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central, and Dubai Industrial City.
- It was constructed in three phases with an estimated total cost of about AED 1 billion (or more by the time it was finished).
- The Roads and Transport Authority Dubai (RTA) is responsible for the project and announced completion of the highway in a press release 03 July 2010.
Dubai Bypass Road phase I or III
- Phase III (was seen as phase I in some references, unknown if the phase numbering system changed or references were incorrect) of the Dubai Bypass Road is a 24 km stretch with 6 lanes in each direction that runs between the Al Rawiya interchange (also Al Raweeiya, Al Ruwaya, Al Ruwayya, Al Rowaya, Al Rowayah, Al Rowayya, Al Ruwiyah, etc) at Dubai Outlet Mall on the Dubai-Al Ain Road, through Dubailand, across the Al Qudrah / Al Qudra Road (which runs past Arabian Ranches) to the Jebel Ali-Lahbab Road (also Al Hibab Road, Al Hebab).
- Construction started in February 2006 and the cost is estimated to be about AED 360 million. Completion 07 March 2008 (road open to the public).
- 03 July 2010 press release said Phase I from Al Rawiyya roundabout at Dubai - Al Ain Rd to Jebel Ali - Al Hebab Rd, 12 lane expressway with total length of 24 km, and cost of AED 363m.
Dubai Bypass Road phase II
- Phase II of the Dubai Bypass Road is a 23 km length running from the Sharjah border (on the Sharjah Airport Road to Dibba) to the Al Rawiya (Al Ruwayya, Al Ruwaya etc) interchange on the Dubai-Al Ain Road.
- The existing 4-lane road will be widened 6 lanes in each direction (although there was one press release in 2007 from the RTA that said it would only be 3 lanes in each direction).
- Construction started in early 2007 and the cost is about AED 310 million. Completion expected to be by the end of 2008.
- 03 July 2010 press release said Phase II from the Al Sajaa Interchange at Dubai-Sharjah border to Al Rawiya Interchange. Total length 23 km, cost AED 295m, 6 lanes in each direction (expanded from 2 in each direction), and transformation of Al Khawaneej roundabout to a free-flow interchange.
Dubai Bypass Road phase III or IV
- Phase IV (some references seen calling this phase III - RTA information March 2008 says it's phase IV) of the Dubai Bypass Road will be the 25 km length of road from the Jebel Ali-Al Hebab Road to the Abu Dhabi-Dubai border, with 6 lanes in each direction.
- Construction started in July 2007 and estimated cost is about AED 290 million. Completion expected by end of 2008, but delayed to 2010.
- RTA announced completion of phase IV in a press release 03 July 2010, and said The Dubai Bypass Road is set to link up with Al Faya Road, known as Trucks Road, in Abu Dhabi in the third quarter of this year. Which made it sound like it wasn't quite finished yet.
- 03 July 2010 press release said Phase III included the construction of Al Qudra Bridge section over the Dubai Bypass Road, from Umm Suqeim Road / Al Qudra Road in the direction of Al Qudrah (Dubai Endurance City) area and Bab Al Shams. Construction cost AED 96m. The bridge is not directly accessible from the Dubai Bypass Rd in some directions, but exits and tunnels a short distance away mean you can do a U-turn to get to the Al Qudra Road. Sort of. Sometimes.
Dubai Bypass Road phase IV
- 03 July 2010 press release said Phase IV construction cost AED 289m, 6 lanes in each direction, from Jebel Ali - Al Hebab Road to border of Abu Dhabi Emirate, total length 25 km, linked to Al Maktoum International Airport and Dubai Industrial City.
Dubai Bypass Road phase I
What we thought was phase I, is apparently phase III (at least, it was in March 2008 according to the RTA). And phase III is phase IV. So we don't know what happened to phase I. If you have an answer, tell us in the 611 Road forum topic.
Last update Sunday 09-Jan-2011
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