RTA's Al Qudra-Lehbab Roads Intersection in Dubai 65% complete
Construction work on the project's bridges is 70% complete, and work on its cycling bridge has reached 90%
Construction work on Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) Al Qudra-Lehbab Roads Intersection Project – an alternative link to Expo Road, Jafza, and Abu Dhabi-bound traffic without going through downtown areas – is 65% complete, with the project’s bridges – built to upgrade the existing junction of intersecting roads – 70% complete, and the development’s cycling bridge 90% complete, in line with the overall completion deadline of end-2019.
Commenting on the project, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, HE Mattar Al Tayer, said: “The project includes the construction of two bridges on the collector road as well as ramps to serve right, left, and U-turns.
“Works also cover widening connecting streets and [building] a cycling bridge, in addition to lighting works, rainwater drainage systems, and utility lines.
“Widening of Al Qudra Road has provided a key passageway starting from Jumeirah to Umm Suqeim Street, which had also been improved by the construction of two bridges of three lanes in each direction.”
RTA has implemented improvement works at Al Qudra Road in various phases, starting with the road’s widening from one to three lanes, spanning 12km in each direction, from the Lehbab intersection to Bab Al Shams Roundabout.
Other improvements included the widening of Al Qudra Road’s two bridges to three lanes in each direction, and the construction of crossings for vehicles and camels.
Works also included the development of an 18km cycling track fitted with a rest area comprising facilities and shops for bike rental and accessories, a clinic, Cycling Gate, rest areas, 10 shaded areas, and bike racks.
“RTA has accomplished 10 projects under the Improvement of Lehbab and Expo Roads over a 55km-long sector extending from Lehbab Police Station up to Sheikh Zayed Road,” Al Tayer added, according to Dubai Media Office.
“Improvement works included widening the road from two to four lanes in each direction and constructing a flyover at the 8th Interchange of the Sheikh Zayed Road comprising 24 bridges.”