Improvements to the roads surrounding Dubai International airport must be completed by 2017 and 2020 to help manage the projected increase in passengers passing through the emirates airport.
Mattar al-Tayer, chairman of Dubais Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) said during a briefing that the upgrade of Airport road must be completed by 2017, while the Al-Quds Road project must be finished by 2020.
The construction of a new traffic route to link Airport Road and Al-Rabat Road is also a possibility, he said.
Dubai International has seen consistently rising passenger numbers and the airport authority expects the airport to handle over 90 million passengers a year by 2020. The airport is expanding terminals and building new concourses to provide the much-needed additional capacity.
Al-Tayers comments come just ahead of the first passenger flights to land at Dubais new airport at Jebel Ali. Al-Maktoum International airport is to further increase Dubais total passenger capacity. By the early 2020s, the airport is expected to have a capacity of 160 million passengers.