New roads planned to ease traffic in Dubai

DUBAI — Three key infrastructural projects will be implemented in different parts of Dubai to facilitate traffic flow in the Emirate, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced yesterday.

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Published: Sun 12 Mar 2006, 10:37 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:29 PM

The projects, which include an overpass at Ras Al Khor, a parallel road between Al Safouh Road and Shaikh Zayed Road, and improvement of Al Rashid Road, are being implemented under the directive of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The project involving the construction of an overpass at Ras Al Khor will connect Doha Street with Al Khail Street, and will take an estimated 24 months to complete.

The second project is aimed at improving the road network in the Safouh area between the Burj Al Arab, Interchange Four and Interchange 5.5 on Shaikh Zayed Road. The project includes improvement of the area's road network to accommodate increasing traffic caused by the multiple investment projects in the area. A direct road running parallel to the Shaikh Zayed and Al Safouh roads as well as a road that connects Barsha with Al Safouh area will be developed as part of the project. A tunnel to Knowledge Village will also be constructed to ease traffic flow. The estimated completion time for the Al Safouh project is 18 months.

The project for the improvement of Al Rashid Road interchanges involves transforming the roundabouts on Al Rashid Road into signalised junctions in order to increase traffic handling capacity. An intersection will link the Al Rashid Road with the Omar bin Al Khattab Road, while another will link Al Rashid road with the Abu Bakr Al Siddique Road. Al Rashid Road will be linked with Wuhaida Road via a third intersection and with Cairo Road via a fourth. The overall estimated time for completion of this project is 10 months.

"Our committed efforts will provide effective solutions that will lead to an extensive and well developed roads and transport network that will support the city's growing population. Our dedication will help Dubai achieve its vision and ambitions to become the most vibrant city in the world, said Mattar Al Tayer, the Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority.

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