By Staff www.khaleejtimes.com
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai, has awarded a contract for constructing the Shaikh Rashid Road – Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road Interchange Project costing Dh611 million, which is set for completion during the last quarter of 2017.
The contract is awarded according to the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to start construction works in a series of projects and transportation systems endorsed by him during a visit to the RTA.
The project concurs with the nearing of construction works in upgrading Wafi Interchange, which will be opened by the end of April.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the RTA, said: “The Shaikh Rashid Road – Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road Interchange is part of a major project for upgrading Al Shindagha roads network. The new project is situated at the crossing of Shaikh Rashid Road heading northward towards Al Shindagha, with Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road heading towards the junction of Al Kuwait Road and Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road.
The project encompasses the construction of a bridge on the Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road and a tunnel on the Shaikh Rashid Road as well as a bridge stretching from Umm Harir Road in the direction of Shaikh Rashid Road. The project will result in smooth and free traffic movement from the Trade Centre Roundabout to the intersection of Khalifa bin Zayed Road with Al Kuwait Road where a two-lane bridge will be constructed in each direction.
The project also includes the construction of a tunnel on the Shaikh Rashid Road in the direction of the intersection of Shaikh Rashid Road with Al Mankhool Road, comprising four lanes in each direction. More info