The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) announced the completion of all engineering & construction works in the ingress and egress of Al Maktoum International Airport, Jebel in branching out of Emirates Road and Dubai Bypass Road. The site has been handed over to the concerned body of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority on June 5th, and the total cost of these initial works was in the order of 25 million dirham.
Engineer Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency, confirmed that the Agency has finalized all works necessary for opening the initial phase of the Airport entry & exit points linked with the Cargo Terminal. “Roads Maintenance Department of Traffic & Roads Agency has constructed several roads, added a number of lanes, and completed many diversions in order to ensure fast and direct access to the Airport without impacting the flow of traffic on Emirates Road and Bypass Road,” said Maitha.
She added: “Phase I of the project included the construction of temporary traffic diversions as seen in the R/A on Emirates Road linking with Street D53 leading to Interchange (10) on Sheikh Zayed Road, in addition to the construction of a new R/A on Emirates Road after the previous R/A linking up with the Bypass Road, and ingress/egress on the Bypass Road leading to the Airport”.
The CEO of Traffic & Roads Agency stated that work in the project is progressing on schedule, thanks to the concerted efforts and experience of all work teams of the Agency who worked hard to deliver the project on time at the highest global engineering standards. She pointed out that the Agency was keeping close follow-up of the project construction through frequent site visits and direct & instant communication with all service providers.
“RTA is always keen on the safety of all users of roads under construction. Motorists are therefore cautioned to exercise care and curb their speeds in the approaches of temporary diversions of the project site” said Maitha in a final remark.