RTA road improvement project 70% complete
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed 70% of an extensive roads project located at the intersection of Sheikh Rashid Street in Dubai
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed 70% of an extensive roads project located at the intersection of Sheikh Rashid Street in Dubai.
Part of the Improvement of Sheikh Rashid-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Streets Intersection project, it will include a bridge, tunnel and signalised junction to be fully completed by Q2 2018.
Additionally, Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced during an inspection that RTA would open the main bridge on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street this January.
The developments are part of the RTA’s masterplan for the improvement of roads, bridges, crossings and underpasses to accommodate the growing traffic volumes and ease the traffic movement in all parts of Dubai.
Al Tayer said: “The project includes the construction of a bridge on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street, a tunnel on Sheikh Rashid Street, and a bridge on Zabeel Street in the direction of Sheikh Rashid Street.
“The objective of such works is to ensure a free traffic movement from the Trade Center R/A to the intersection of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street and Al Kuwait Street through a two-lane bridge in each direction.”
The project will include construction of a tunnel of four lanes in each direction on the Sheikh Rashid Street in the direction of the intersection with Al Mankhool Street, and a signalised junction under the bridge to provide free turns from main roads to subsidiary roads, Al Tayer added.
“The bridge has a one-directional ramp stretching from Umm Hrer Street to Sheikh Rashid Street. It also includes lighting, pavement, irrigation, sewage, storm-water drainage works as well as the shifting of utility lines such as electricity, water and telecommunication,” he said.
The construction of Sheikh Rashid-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Streets Intersection project is concurrent with the opening of the Improvement of Wafi Intersection Project in April 2016.
Wafi Intersection is considered one of the vital junctions in Dubai intersecting with Sheikh Rashid Street and Oud Metha Street.