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Video: Dubai's RTA approves $136m Al Khawaneej road construction

Watch: Al Khawaneej Corridor improvement megaproject to see traffic delays reduced to 45 seconds on key Dubai roads

Dubai's RTA has approved a traffic improvement project.
Dubai Media Office
Dubai's RTA has approved a traffic improvement project.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract worth $136.1m (AED500m) for the construction of three main junctions at the city’s Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi streets as part of the Al Khawaneej Corridor and Mushrif Park Improvement project – expected to reduce traffic delays to seconds in Dubai – with the development in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, who recently endorsed several projects during a visit to RTA.

RTA’s director general and chairman of its executive directors’ board, HE Mattar Al Tayer, said the project would serve current and expected traffic growth, providing a direct link between Al Awir and Al Khawaneej to ease the movement of local residents.

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. يشمل مشروع تطوير محور الخوانيج تنفيذ نفق من 3 مسارات في كل اتجاه على شارع الخوانيج، وإنشاء جسر علوي فوق شارع الإمارات باتجاه منطقة العوير بسعة مسارين في كل اتجاه، وغيرها من الأعمال التي تسهم بتحسين مستوى الخدمة المرورية في المنطقة وخفض معدلات التأخير من 120 ثانية إلى 60 ثانية. للمزيد شاهدوا الفيديو. #مشاريع_طرق_دبي #طرق_دبي The Al Khawaneej Corridor Improvement Project will cover the construction of an underpass with three lanes in each direction on Al Khawaneej Street, a flyover of 2-lanes in each direction crossing over Emirates Road in the Direction of Al Awir, and more, which contributes to easier traffic flow in the area and reducing delay time from 120 seconds to 60 seconds. Watch the video for more details. #DubaiRoads #DubaiProjects

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The link between Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan and Emirates Roads will be improved through the project, which will “cut the delay to just 45 seconds in this sector”, Al Tayer explained.

He continued: “It will also improve the traffic flow on Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Roads, and reduce the delay time in the area from 120 to 60 seconds.”

RTA's project will improve mobility [image: Dubai Media Office].

As part of the Al Khawaneej Corridor project, an underpass comprising three lanes will be built in each direction on Al Khawaneej Street, as will a surface signalised junction to streamline traffic flow.

The Khawaneej-Amardi Roads’ roundabout, as well as three intersections with Algiers Street, will be upgraded to a signalised junction, and the intersection of Al Amardi Street and Emirates Road will be improved through the development of a four-lane flyover – two lanes per direction – that crosses over the road and heads towards Al Awir.

A footbridge will be built on Al Khawaneej Street, close to Arabian Centre, for pedestrians in the area, and 23km of service roads will be built along Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Streets.

The project’s scope also covers associated work such as the development of rainwater drainage systems, traffic signs, road markings, and protection works for road safety, according to Dubai Media Office.

Traffic delays will be cut to seconds [image: Dubai Media Office].

Commenting on the projects, Al Tayer said: “The improvement of Al Khawaneej Corridor and Mushrif Park Project follows the opening of all phases of the Airport Street Improvement Project encompassing the improvement of four junctions at Al Rashidiya, Nad Al Hamar, Marrakech, and Casablanca.

“The project has significantly improved the traffic flow, saved transit time, and eased traffic congestion generated by overlapping vehicular traffic.

“The new project coincides with the concluding stages of Tripoli Street Improvement Project over a 12km stretch linking the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road.”

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