Sheikh Mohammed reviews Dubai road projects worth Dh4.6 billion
Roads extending 26.6km were improved to enhance the capacity of the junction to 57,000 vehicles per hour.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has reviewed road and bridge projects worth Dh4.6 billion that were built in Jebel Ali. The 119km extensions are intended to serve Expo 2020, Jebel Ali Industrial Area, Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, Dubai Investment Park, International Media Production Zone, and Al Maktoum International Airport.
>> Al Houdh Roundabout on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road has been converted into a flyover, enabling free traffic movement in all directions. Roads extending 26.6km were improved to enhance the capacity of the junction to 57,000 vehicles per hour.
>> Improvements conducted for the 7th interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Yalayes Road as well as the extension of First Al Khail and Al Asayel Roads saw the construction of roads and bridges extending 18.5km that facilitate an increase in intake to 29,000 vehicles per hour.
>> Works included upgrading JAFZA bridge on Sheikh Zayed Road through the construction of flyovers extending 2.5km with a capacity of 6,000 vehicles per hour.
>> A project — featuring improvement of the roads network in the areas surrounding the Expo site over a sector spanning 71km — involved the construction of bridges extending 13.4km and tunnels stretching 450 metres. The overall capacity of the flyover has increased from 10,000 to 69,000 vehicles per hour.
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