Al-Qudra Road widening project to take 420 days
The 24km project will cost $21.2m, the RTA said
The $21.2m al-Qudra Road widening project will be completed in 420 days, Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has said.
The road will be extended to 24km from the Arabian Ranches Interchange to Bab al-Shams, comprising three lanes in each direction.
Chairman of the board and executive director of the RTA, H.E. Mattar Al Tayer said: “The aim of the project is to improve the safety level of al-Qudra Road, particularly in the last sector of the road extending from Jebel Ali - Lehbab Bridge up to Bab al-Shams Roundabout as this sector is witnessing over-speeding occurrences on the part of some drivers, besides that some parts of the road witness the crossing of camels and horses.
“Upon the completion of the widening works of al-Qudra Road, the traffic will flow smoothly in a traffic corridor from Jumeirah passing through Umm Suqeim Road, which has recently been improved through the opening of two bridges of three lanes in each direction; the first one crosses over the Eastern Parallel Road (al-Asayil Road), and the second crosses over the Western Parallel Road (al-Khail First Road).
“The traffic will continue to flow smoothly through the flyover of al-Khail Road and the Arabian Ranches Interchange up to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and from there continue to move smoothly to al-Qudra Road up to Seih al-Salam,” explained Al Tayer.
The project also includes the construction of a new bridge over Jebel Ali - Lehbab Road, in addition to the existing bridge. Each of the two bridges will be of three lanes in each direction.
A dedicated cycling track will also be maintained in the bridge and fully separated from traffic.