Roadworks on the Phase 2 of Ras Al Khor Street, formerly known as Al Awir Street, have been completed, with the new road due to open shortly, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced.
In February 2019, RTA announced that construction work on the road, which was constructed in collaboration with International City’s master developer Nakheel, was 83% complete.
According to HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, Phase 2 of the project included improvements to Al Manama Street, and the widening of junctions such as the extension of Al Manama-Al Warsan 1 Street.
RTA has also constructed bridges and signalised intersections as part of improvements on connecting roads.
Video: Phase 2 of upgrading Ras Al Khor St. (previously Al Awir) and entrances of International City Project will be opened next Saturday, March 30. This phase includes upgrading 3 intersections and widening of Al Manama St. to increase the capacity of vehicles. pic.twitter.com/0Nixi1d4P4— RTA (@RTA_Dubai) March 27, 2019
Under the project, the Al Manama Street-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road flyover that runs above Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road has been broadened from three to four lanes in each direction, increasing its capacity of 4,500 vehicles per hour to 6,000.
Al Manama Street has been widened in the sector from the entrance of the International City up to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, from two lanes to five. RTA expects the expansion work will increase the intake of the street from 3,000 vehicles per hour to 7,500.