The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has accomplished a key sector of the Parallel Roads Improvement Project by completing construction works in Qarn Al Sabkha Road linking the Sheikh Zayed Road at the JLT junction (Interchange 5.5) with the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road nearby Al Houdh R/A.
Commenting on the project completion, Engineer Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency, said: “The opening of Qarn Al Sahbkha Road will provide smooth traffic flow for the JLT, Jumeirah Island and Jumeirah Park by linking them with the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. Moreover, the traffic is set to flow smoothly from the Sheikh Zayed Road towards these communities, thanks to a key tunnel opened last March. The RTA will also open some bridges at the intersection of Al Saadah Road with Qarn Al Sabkha Road.
“Phase II of this project will be opened by the end of March 2015 where Al Saadah Road will be linked with Ibn Battuta Mall district, besides completing some bridges and roads in the neighbourhood which will mainly serve the JLT, Gardens, Furjan, Jumeirah Islands, and Juemirah Park by linking them with the Sheikh Zayed Road and the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road,” she continued.
“The project is part of the phases of improving parallel roads in Dubai under RTA’s master plan aimed at upgrading networks of roads, bridges, crossings and underpasses to ease the traffic movement and ease the mobility across the Emirate. The construction of the project is a kind of practical implementation of RTA’s plans for improving the infrastructure of roads and public transport network in Dubai, and developing integrated solutions for roads and transit networks such that they become safe for users, matching to the sweeping development plans, and capable of addressing the needs of demographic and urban expansion,” added the CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency. More info