By Staff www.emirates247.com
The Board of Directors of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has endorsed, in a meeting chaired by Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, the awarding of a contract for widening and improvement of Umm Suqeim Road, stretching from Sheikh Zayed Road up to Al Khail Road.
“The project aims at separating the traffic movement crossing from Sheikh Zayed Road to Al Khail Road from the local traffic movement through constructing flyovers at the intersections of this corridor with the Eastern Parallel Road (Al Asayel Road), and the Western Parallel Road (Al Khail Road 1).
“Two flyovers will be constructed at each intersection; each flyover consists of 3 lanes in each direction.
“Two more signalised junctions will be made at the intersection with Al Asayel Road and Al Khail Road, to ensure free traffic movement in all directions,” said Al Tayer.
“Service roads and car parks will be constructed at the frontage of business outlets on both roadsides to serve showrooms at Al Barsha and Al Qouz Industrial Areas.
“The project will also step up the safety levels, thanks to the provision of three bridges, pavements, and two signalized pedestrian crossings, in addition to essential services such as street lighting and rainwater drainage.
“The Widening and Improvement of Al Khail Road Project, at a cost of Dh1.925 billion, is considered one of the biggest projects currently undertaken by the RTA, and due to the massive nature of the Project, RTA divided it into four phases.
“The importance of the project is underlined by its nature as an extension of the Business Bay Crossing, and its role in realizing RTA’s endeavours to open up auxiliary traffic corridors to Sheikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road; as these two roads account for a huge portion of the high traffic volumes.
“Construction works in the project have reached concluding stages and all key flyovers at the interchanges of the project are set for opening by the end of this year, while the remaining subsidiary bridges are set for completion in the first half of 2013. More info