The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has completed work on all four phases of the Dh1bn ($272m) Dubai Bypass road project in the UAE.

The 70km bypass road, which covers six lanes in each direction, extends from an interchange in Sharjah to the exit point from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.

The road corridor is intended to offer an alternative to highway motorists, allowing them to drive through Dubai without entering the city roads.

About 24km road length was covered in Phase I and 23km of road, costing Dh295m ($80m), was covered in Phase II of the project, according to

Phase III of the project involved building a bridge on the Dubai Bypass road, with three lanes running in each direction and costing Dh96m ($26m).

Building a dual expressway of six lanes in each direction at a cost of Dh289m ($79m) was included in Phase IV.