VIDEO: Dubai's RTA opens Al Qudra-Lehbab Roads project to traffic

Project covered construction of two bridges, as well as ramps for right, left, and U-turns, in additon to a bridge for cyclists

The road covered construction of two bridges.
The road covered construction of two bridges.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed work on the Al Qudra-Lehbab Roads Interchange Development Project, with the roads now being open to traffic.

The project covered construction of a flyover to ensure free flow of traffic on all directions on both Al Qudra and Lehbab roads, as well as a separate bridge for cyclists crossing over the Lehbab Road.

Director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, Mattar Al Tayer said that the project included construction of two bridges on the collector road alongside the existing two bridges, in addition to building ramps to make right and left turnings as well as U-turns.

He added: “Works also cover widening connecting streets, constructing a cycling bridge across the flyover besides carrying out lighting works, rainwater drainage systems, and the shifting & protecting of utility lines.”

The project will reduce transit time by eight minutes [Image: Twitter/ @rta_dubai].

Al Tayer said that the project will increase the road capacity to 4,400 vehicles per hour and reduce the transit time from Lehbab Road eastward to Al Qudra Road northward by eight minutes.

"Al Qudra Road provides a key passageway from Jumeirah to Umm Suqeim Street, which had also been improved by the construction of 2 bridges of 3 lanes in each direction. The first bridge passes over the Eastern Parallel Road, Al Asayel Street, and the second crosses over the Western Parallel Road, First Al Khail Street.”

Project to increase road capacity to 4,400 vehicles per hour [Image: Twitter/ @rta_dubai].

With the opening of the road project, traffic flow is smooth on the flyover of Al Khail Street and at the Interchange of the Arabian Ranches on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road, and on Al Qudra Bridge crossing over Emirates Road up to Seih Assalam.

According to Al Tayer, the Al Qudra Road’s improvement was carried out in phases, which included widening the road from one to three lanes in each direction over 12km from Lehbab intersection to Bab Al Shams roundabout that covers the new bridge.

Works to winden lanes were also carried out [Image: Twitter/ @rta_dubai].

“Later improvements covered widening 2 bridges to 3 lanes in each direction and constructing crossings for vehicles and camels on Al Qudra Road. Works also included an 18 km cycling track and a rest area fitted with facilities and shops for bike rental and accessories, a fully equipped clinic, Cycling Gate, rest area, 10 shaded areas and bike racks," Al Tayer added.

Al Tayer said that RTA has carried out 10 projects as part of the improvement of Lehbab and Expo Roads over a 55km-long stretch that extends from Lehbab Police Station up to the intersection with Sheikh Zayed Road.

This project comprised widening the road from two to four lane in all directions, in addition to constructing a flyover at the 8th Interchange of the Sheikh Zayed Road that features 24 bridges.

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