RTA to open all intersections of Al Khail Road on Jan 4
- United Arab Emirates: Saturday, December 29 - 2012 at 12:47
- PRESS RELEASE
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) announced that all intersections of Al Khail Road will be opened on 4th January 2013; which marks the 7th anniversary of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, taking office as Ruler of Dubai.
H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, is delighted with the accomplishment of this crucial project; which acts as expansion of the Business Bay Crossing.
Through constructing this Project, the RTA is seeking to establish an auxiliary traffic corridor supporting both the Sheikh Zayed and Emirates Roads; which account for high traffic volumes.
"On January 4th, all intersections of Al Khail Road Widening Project will be opened," confirmed Al Tayer.
Elaborating his statement, Al Tayer said: "RTA will open Phase I of the project, which costs about 575 million dirham and aims aimed at easing the traffic flow from and to Al Khail Road and Emirates Road; and accordingly ensures a smooth traffic flow to serve the property development projects in the area. This Phase includes the construction of a new bridge to replace the circular surface intersection on the Emirates Road to allow a free traffic movement in all directions.
It also comprises the construction of two flyovers; the first to link the Emirates Road in the direction to Al Khail Road, and the other to link Al Khail Road in the direction of Emirates Road. It also encompasses increasing the number of lanes from four to six in each direction of the Emirates Road as well as Al Khail Road, besides the provision of traffic & directional signage and other utility works at site.
"By the end of last September the RTA opened the widening of the Emirates Road, and last April it opened the slip roads of bridges serving the traffic movement from Al Khail Road to Dubai, and from Abu Dhabi to Al Khail Road. By the end of August next year, the RTA will open slip roads of bridges serving the traffic movement from Dubai to the extension of Al Khail Road, and from Al Khail Road to Abu Dhabi on the Emirates Road," announced Al Tayer.
"Last November, the RTA has fully opened Phase II of the Project, constructed at a cost of 762 million dirham by MAPA-GÜNAL Construction Co. Ltd, which includes the construction of two new flyovers on Al Khail Road ensuring smooth traffic flow in all directions, to replace the existing two roundabouts at the intersection of Al Khail Road with Street 319 and Street 323 at Al Qouz Residential & Industrial Areas, in addition to widening of Al Khail Road from four to six lanes in each direction. It also includes the construction of an elevated road inbound from Al Qouz heading towards Al Khail Road, which is currently being constructed, in addition to various road works such as pavement, lighting, light signals and traffic signage among others. Works also included setting up traffic diversions, removing utility lines intercepting the project works and providing new services necessary for the project completion.
"The opening of Phase II contributed to easing the traffic flow on Al Khail Road, and eliminating tailbacks witnessed by the sector from Al Qouz to Al Khail Road through constructing an overhead traffic link in bound from Al Qouz and heading towards Dubai. It also assisted the traffic flow at the intersections with Al Khail Road on the one hand, and Street 323 and Street 319 on the other, besides easing the movement of trucks and heavy machinery at the Interchange No. 19.
"On the 4th of January, the RTA will also open all components of Phase III of Al Khail Road Widening Project, as ASCON Contracting Co. has completed all works in this project phase, which costs about 282 million dirham. Works included widening of Al Khail Road from four to six lanes in each direction from the intersection of Umm Suqeim Road to the intersection of Emirates Road, and modifying curves at Interchange 13.
"Key components of Phase IV of Al Khail Road Widening Project, which is constructed by Wade Adams at a cost of 307 million dirham, will also be opened. Works included replacing the existing roundabout at the intersection of Al Khail Road with Umm Suqeim Road by a free multi-level interchange providing a smooth vehicular traffic movement in all directions. It also encompasses the widening of Al Khail Road from four to six lanes, and shifting & protecting the public facilities & utilities impacted by the free interchange," continued Al Tayer.
He added that the main bridges on Umm Suqeim Road will be opened on January 4 as well, and all works in subsidiary bridges will be completed next March.
RTA Chairman of the Board and Executive Director hailed the efforts of work teams and engineers of the Traffic & Roads Agency, and all staffs & workers of contractors undertaking the construction of of Al Khail Road Widening & Improvement Project who worked tirelessly to complete the Project on time as per the plan mapped out by the RTA.
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