Dubai's RTA set to open $129m highway extension project

Dubai's RTA set to open $129m highway extension project
Dubai's Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St extension will open on 21 March, 2018 [image: Dubai Media Office].
Published: 19 March 2018 - 5:46 a.m.
By: Neha Bhatia

A 25km road extension linking Dubai-Al Ain Road to Al Yalayes Road will open in Dubai on 21 March, 2018. 

HE Mattar Al Tayer, director-general of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said the Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St extension was built at a cost of $129m (AED474m). 

The project included the construction of a street comprising four lanes in each direction, extending 25km from the intersection with Dubai-Al Ain Road, leading up to Al Yalayes Road's roundabout.

Several intersections and a surrounding roads network were also developed as part of the project, as was a flyover, at the intersection of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St with Latifa bint Hamdan St.

Additional construction works covered a signalised junction at the intersection with Al Qudra Road, and a surface signalised junction at the intersection of Hessa Street.

The project also included lighting works, and the shifting and protecting of utility lines.

Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St extends from the outskirts of Sharjah to Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road, and works are currently underway to develop the street's final section, from the intersection of Al Yalayes Road and Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road, to the entrance of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Al Tayer said the project was part of RTA's master plan to improve road infrastructure in the emirate, and help to accommodate the rising volume of traffic in the city. 

"It is also part of the overall efforts to implement RTA’s strategic plan for upgrading roads and transport infrastructure in Dubai," he continued, according to Dubai Media Office.

"The objective is to develop integrated solutions of roads and marine networks that are safe for users, capable of matching development plans and demographic growth, and encouraging development and investment in the emirate." 


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