RTA begins work on $18m Dubai's Academic City road
The Academic City Road Extension project, due for completion in the second quarter of 2016, is expected to serve residential master-developments in Dubai
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has commenced work on the Academic City Road Extension project, which is expected to serve developments such as Dubai Studio City, Mudon, Akoya, and Dubai Golf City.
Due for completion in the second quarter of 2016, the project's value is estimated at $18.2m (AED67m).
HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the board of cxecutive directors of the RTA, said: “The project comprises two parts.
"The first covers the extension of Hessa Road in a sector stretching 4km with two lanes in each direction. It starts from the entry point of Remraam Residential Project up to the roundabout at the entry of Dubai Sports City; which will be converted to a signalised junction to ease the mobility of residents from and to the Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road.
“The second part of the project comprises the construction of a road linking the extension of the Academic City Road with the Emirates Road; which will serve The Villa project over a 2.5km-long stretch comprising two lanes in each direction.
"The project is considered the first phase in the construction of the Academic City Road Extension project, which starts from the Dubai-Al Ain Road and up to Al Yalayis Road," Al Tayer added.
Upon completion, the project is expected to reduce journey time from 20 minutes to five minutes.
“The completion of the project will mark the completion of a traffic corridor extending from Al Sufouh Road in the west to Emirates Road in the East, thus becoming one of the key arterial roads in the area,” Al Tayer added.
According to Gulf News, the RTA chief said the project is a part of the road organisation's master-plan to ease traffic congestion in Dubai.