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Dubai RTA awards $121m service road project

DUBAI, May 11, 2019

Dubai's Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) said it has awarded a contract worth Dh500 million ($121 million) for the Al Khawaneej Corridor Improvement Project.
The project covers the construction of three main junctions at Al Khawneej and Al Amardi atreets and service roads extending 23 km. It will also link Al Awir and Al Khawaneej areas and improves accessibility to Airport Street, said a statement from RTA.
The new project coincides with the concluding stages of Tripoli Street Improvement Project over a 12-km stretch linking the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, it stated.

The project will alleviate tailbacks, improve access to Al Warqaa and Mirdif via Tripoli Street, and enhance the safety level of the entire corridor, it added.
“The project aims to accommodate the current and projected growth in the traffic volumes over the next years. It provides a direct link between Al Awir and Al Khawaneej to ease the movement of local residents in both directions," remarked Mattar Al Tayer, the director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA.

"It will enhance the link between Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan and Emirates Roads, and cut the delay to just 45 seconds in this sector. 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," he added.

Al Khawaneej Corridor Project covers the construction of an underpass of three lanes in each direction on Al Khawaneej Street along with a surface signalised junction to streamline the traffic flow.

The existing Roundabout at the intersection of Khawaneej-Amardi Roads will be upgraded to a signalised junction.

According to RTA, the intersection of Al Amardi Street and Emirates Road will be improved through the construction of a flyover of 2-lanes in each direction crossing over Emirates Road in the direction of Al Awir.

Additionally, a footbridge will be constructed on Al Khawaneej Street, near Arabian Centre to ease pedestrians’ movement, it added.

"Service roads extending 23 km will also be constructed along Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Streets, and three intersections with Algiers Street will be upgraded to signalised junctions. The project includes associated works such as rainwater drainage systems, traffic signs, road marking, and necessary protection works for road safety," explained Al Tayer.

"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," he noted.

The project has significantly improved the traffic flow, saved transit time, and eased traffic congestion generated by overlapping vehicular traffic, he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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