$218m worth of road projects approved in Dubai

Two contracts have been awarded for the construction of new roads and two-level bridges in Dubai at a cost of about $218m (AED800m)

Two contracts have been awarded for the construction of new roads and bridges.
Two contracts have been awarded for the construction of new roads and bridges.

Two contracts have been awarded for the construction of new roads and two-level bridges in Dubai at a cost of about $218m (AED800m).

HH Shiekh Mohammed has endorsed the project to improve the Latifa Bint Hamdan Street and the Junction of Umm Al-Sheef-Latifa Bint Hamdan Streets, and includes the construction of a flyover at the intersection of Latifa Bint Hamdan Street and the First Al-Khail Street, according to Dubai Media Office.

The first contract was awarded to China State Company, covering the construction of two-level roads and bridges that will link Jumeirah with Al Khail Road, First Al Khail Road and Al Asayel Road for easier flow of traffic.

Works under the first contract of the project will be completed in the first half of 2018.

The second contract of the project, which has been awarded to the National Contracting Company, includes improving the link between Sheikh Zayed Road and Al-Khail Road and Jumeirah to the west and DubaiLand to the east.

It will also cover the improvement of Al Quoz entrances as well as several development projects with all works to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.

Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) HE Mattar Al Tayer said: “The project is part of RTA’s master plan to improve the network of roads, bridges, underpasses and crossings to accommodate growing traffic volumes, and ease mobility in various parts of Dubai.

“It also complements RTA’s strategic plan for improving vertical traffic corridors such as the Airport Street, Tripoli Street, Al Yalayes Street and Al Asayel Street.”

The project also includes improvement of the intersection with Al Khail Road by adding a ramp to serve the traffic movement heading north to Al Khail Road and the Business Bay Crossing, easing the existing congestion at Al Khail Road intersection.

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