Dubai RTA to spend $272mn improving major roads
Parallel road improvement projects in Godolphin and Zabeel areas
Two parallel road improvement projects in the Godolphin and Zabeel areas of Dubai, totalling AED1bn ($272mn), have been approved by ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
“The Parallel Roads Improvement Project in Godolphin area; which the RTA would undertake in the last quarter of this year, requires about 30 months to complete, and costs about 900mn dirhams,” said Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).
The project comprises the construction of several roads, bridges and tunnels to ensure smooth traffic flow on the parallel roads, and alleviate congestions in the neighbourhood.
It is considered an extension to Al-Asayel Road and Al-Saada Road (formerly Al-Khail First Road) aimed to support the existing roads in the Business Bay district, improve the traffic services, and provide entry and exit options for the area stretching along the Sheikh Zayed and Al-Khail Roads, besides linking with the surrounding communities such as Al-Qouz, Zabeel, and Jumeirah.
The Eastern Parallel Roads Project at Zabeel is tantamount to an extension of Al-Asayel Road, and work is set to start in February 2014 for 210 days.
“The project links the Business Bay district with the existing Oud Metha Road through the underpasses of the Financial Center Road and Zabeel 2 Road. This new Road extends 3km and comprises three lanes in each direction, and in future it will be linked with the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing through a bridge passing over Oud Metha Road to link Bur Dubai with The Lagoons, Al Warqaa, Nad Al-Hammar and the International City. The project works includes ceramic cladding and lighting of the underpasses of the Financial Center Road and Zabeel Road,” said Al Tayer.
In November the RTA awarded a awarded a $3.8mn contract to widen the Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road.