dubai [UAE]2 July (ANI/WAM): The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded the contract for the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Junction Improvement Project on Garn Al Sabkha Street.
The scope of the project includes the construction of four bridges with a span of 3,000 meters and a capacity to carry 17,600 vehicles per hour. The project budget is AED 374 million.
The project is in response to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin · Directions from His Highness Rashid Al Maktoum to continue developing road infrastructure to keep pace with Dubai’s booming growth and meet the demands of urban growth and population growth.
Mattar Al Tayer, RTA Director General and Chairman of the Executive Board, said: “This project is part of a larger plan to improve the Garn Al Sabkha Street corridor; which connects Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road. Its objective is to ensure smooth traffic between Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road, First Al Khail Street and Al Asayel Street.”
“Once completed, the project will reduce travel distance and time by 40% for traffic from Garn Al Sabkha Street to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road in the direction of Al Qusais and Sharjah, reducing travel time during peak hours from 20 minutes to 12 minutes Al Tayer “It will also reduce travel time by 70 per cent from 21 minutes to 7 minutes for vehicles traveling from Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road to the right on Al Yalayis Road towards Jebel Ali Port,” it added. “
“As part of the project, four bridges are being constructed. The first is a 960-meter bridge at the intersection of Garn Al Sabkha Street and Al Asayel Street. The two-lane bridge has the capacity to pass 8,000 vehicles per hour in both directions, Facilitate smooth traffic flow between Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road.
The second is a 660-meter long two-lane bridge serving traffic from Garn Al Sabkha Street west to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road north to Al Qusais and Sharjah. The bridge has a capacity of 3,200 vehicles per hour. ’ explains Al Tayer.
“The third is a 700-meter two-lane bridge that simplifies traffic flow and eliminates overlapping traffic from Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road northwards to Al Yalayis Road in the direction of Jebel Ali Port. The bridge can accommodate 3,200 vehicles. The fourth is a 680-meter-long two-lane bridge that will ensure smooth flow of traffic and prevent overlapping traffic on service roads from Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road to Dubai Production City. The bridge 3,200 vehicles per hour. He added.
The project scope also includes 7 kilometers of roadworks, enhancement of ground level intersections on service roads parallel to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road, as well as street lighting, traffic signals and systems, stormwater drainage network and irrigation system network.
The Garn Al Sabkha – Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed road junction improvement project is part of RTA’s master plan to upgrade strategic road corridors in the east and west, such as Al Yalayis and Expo roads, which RTA completed a few years ago.
These vital road networks help strengthen Dubai’s transport system, serving a range of developments on both sides of the road and accommodating current and future traffic volumes. (ANI/WAM)
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