CW In Focus | Sheikh Mohammed okays Dubai-Al Ain Road upgrade

Construction Week's bi-weekly YouTube show explores the nitty-gritty of the $544.5-million RTA project

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the Dubai-Al Ain Road improvement project worth $544.5m (AED2bn), which will improve the road's link with several highways, such as Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road and Emirates Road.

The improvements will double the number of lanes from three to six lanes in each direction over a 17km sector.

Project works also include upgrading six interchanges as well as constructing new bridges and service roads on both sides, and the scheme will improve road intake from 6,000 to 12,000 vehicles per hour, as well as cut transit time from Emirates Road interchange to Oud Metha Street from 16 to eight minutes.

In this episode of Construction Week In Focus, Ranju Warrier, reporter at Construction Week, explores the nitty-gritty of the road expansion project, which Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will implement. 

Construction Week In Focus is a twice-weekly bulletin of the Middle East's top news from the real estate development and contracting sectors. The series is hosted on Construction Week's YouTube channel, alongside weekly series published by its sister titles. The latter includes MEP Engineered by MEP Middle EastFM Live by facilities management Middle East, and Heavy Metal by PMV Middle East.

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Construction Week In Focus episodes are published each Sunday and Wednesday. Heavy Metal episodes are published on Mondays, and FM Live updates are presented on Tuesdays. MEP Engineered rounds off the week each Thursday. All videos are published at 4.30pm Dubai time. 

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