Latest contracts for new Dubai road projects have recently been presented and valued to be at 1.2 billion dirhams.
About 393 million worth of contract, awarded by Road and Transport Authority in Dubai to construct the seventh interchange located on Sheikh Zayed Road, which includes building of 4 lane bridge over Sheikh Zayed Road as well as 792 million dirham contract to construct parallel roads from the Interchange that will paved way to improve passage going to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, alleviating traffic condition in the vicinity.
This venture will further improve the flow of trade products going to and from Jebel Ali port.
The seventh Interchange plan includes the building of a new bridge above Sheikh Zayed Road connecting from Jebel Ali Port by means of Dubai Road in one part of the interchange thru Al Yalayis Road on the other.
2 lanes will be added from Sheikh Zayed Road going to Al Yalayis Road from the east as well as 2 lanes from Al Yalayis to Sheikh Zayed Road from west. There will also be improvement on traffic light signals in Gates 1 & 2 at Jebel Ali port.
The construction project on the parallel paths includes the expansion of Al Yalayis Road from 3 lanes per direction to 6, heightening the volume of vehicles that can pass on it in each direction to 10,000 every hr. The update includes a six-kilometer-long stretch from the seventh interchange on to Mohammed bin Zayed & Emirates Road.
Also on the similar contract, e new five kilometer stretch will be put into construction to Al Asayel Rd, from Emirates Hills to Jumeirah Islands to Jebel Ali Free Zone. There is also an allotted area for the future construction of Etihad Rail project.
RTA did not stated which organizations have been given the contracts. But Wade Adams has started constructing on the 7th Interchange project.
Yu Tao, Chairman of China State Construction Engineering Corp. Middle East stated that the company has also secured the 792 million dirham parallel roads project
RTA Director General and Chairman Mattar Al Tayer stated that these new road plans are prompted by the city’s sustained development and the necessity to put up with the essential growth and urban development.
Furthermore, these infrastructure plans were approved for easy access and mobility to the Expo 2020 site.
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