By WAM www.khaleejtimes.com
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, announced that the RTA would next Friday open the widening of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road Project.
Accordingly, the number of lanes will double from three to six lanes in each direction along this 7km-long sector extending from Al Maktoum International Airport R/A to Jebel Ali-Lehbab R/A. About 60 per cent of work in Al Houdh Junction project between the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Al Yalayis Road has been completed which is undertaken by the RTA at a cost of Dh227 million, and the project is set for completion in the last quarter of 2016.
Al Houdh Junction Project, which is situated at the western part of the Dubai bordering the Arabian Ranches Interchange to the north, and the Trucks Road to the south, is one of the key strategic projects on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. It encompasses upgrading the existing Al Houdh R/A from a signalized junction into a free flyover accommodating the track of Etihad Rail.
The project also encompasses the widening of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in a 11km-long sector extending from Al Houdh R/A to the junction leading to Al Maktoum International Airport from three to six lanes in each direction.
The project also includes the construction of a service road on both sides of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road of a 4km-long sector extending from Al Khail Road junction to Al Houdh R/A to ease the entry and exit from the neighbouring development projects. It also includes street lighting works, rainwater drainage, traffic signs, ground markings, and service utility works in the area as needed by service providers. More info