Work starts on parallel roads in Business Bay



The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has commenced works on the Parallel Roads Improvement Project at the Business Bay District (Godolphin), comprising the construction of roads, bridges and underpasses to ease traffic flow on the parallel roads of the area, which will reduce traffic snarl-ups in neighbouring and surrounding roads.

RTA has commenced works on the Parallel Roads Improvement Project in Dubai's Business Bay District. Photo by Ahmad ArdityMaitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, said, “The project encompasses the construction of a flyover of three lanes in each direction stretching 3.5 km across the Dubai Water Canal before widening to a five-lane motorway passing over Godolphin Stables, crossing over Al Meydan Street, and extending further to Al Quoz Industrial Area.”

Bin Udai also highlighted the anticipated improvement in traffic flow at the existing junction of Al Meydan and Al Khail Roads through the construction of flyovers ensuring free leftward turns, thus effectively terminating the current overlap and tailbacks during peak hours.

“Moreover, the project involves the addition of a new two-lane free traffic corridor serving vehicular movement inbound from Al Khail Road heading towards Sharjah through Al Asayel Road, stretching up to the junction with Oud Metha Road,” she continued.

Bin Udai explained that the project works are expected to be accomplished during the final quarter of 2017, following the completion of all improvement works and diversions of utility lines in the area together with lighting and directional signage works. More info