The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has announced an 85% completion rate for two projects in Dubai.
Contractors have competed works on main bridges of the 7th Interchange on Sheikh Zayed road and Phase I of flyovers of Al Asayel, First Al Khail, and Al Yalayes roads.
Works on the Al Yalayes Road Improvement project includes the construction of a bridge of four lanes, branching out of Al Yalayes Road into two bridges of two lanes each.
“The first is bound to Abu Dhabi and the other one leads to Dubal Street, JAFZA and Port,” the RTA said in a statement.
“It also includes improving the right-side turn to make three lanes stretching out of Sheikh Zayed Road to Al Yalayes Road in the East, and two lanes from Al Yalayes Road to the Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction of Dubai.”
The authority has said that both projects would be opened on 15 September, 2018.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, said: "The two projects will enhance the link between the Sheikh Zayed Road and both Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road.
“They will ease the traffic flow on the Sheikh Zayed Road by diverting the traffic inbound from Abu Dhabi on the Sheikh Zayed Road to Al Yalayes Road and on to the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road.
“They will also boost the business and the movement of goods to and from Jebel Ali Port,” he added.
The project will step up the capacity of Al Yalayes Road to almost 10,000 vehicles per hour in each direction while also cutting the transit time between the 7th Interchange on the Sheikh Zayed Road and the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road to as low as four minutes.
"Constructing the 7th Interchange of Sheikh Zayed Road Project comprises two phases. Phase I covers improvement of traffic flow to and from SZR and Al Yalayes Road eastward. This phase will be opened on 15th September this year. Phase II covers improvement of traffic flow from SZR to Dubal Street in both directions, and will be opened in the last quarter of this year," stated Al Tayer.
Phase II will include completion of the remaining lanes to and from the upper interchanges of First Al Khail and Al Asayel Roads along Al Yalayes Road, increasing the capacity of seven lanes in each direction.