The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has commenced works in Parallel Roads Improvement Project at the Business Bay district (Godolphin) which comprises the construction of roads, bridges and underpasses to ease the traffic flow in the parallel roads at the area; which will reduce snarls in neighbouring and surrounding roads.
Engineer Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, said: “The project encompasses the construction of a flyover of 3 lanes in each direction stretching 3.5 km across the Dubai Water Canal before widening to a 5-lane motorway passing over Godolphin Stables, crossing over Al Meydan Street, and extending further to Al Quoz Industrial Area.”
Bin Udai also highlighted the anticipated improvement in traffic flow at the existing junction of Al Meydan and Al Khail Roads through the construction of flyovers ensuring free leftward turns, thus effectively terminating the current overlap and tailbacks during peak hours.
“Moreover, the project involves the addition of a new 2-lane free traffic corridor serving vehicular movement inbound from Al Khail Road heading towards Sharjah through Al Asayel Road, stretching up to the junction with Oud Metha Road,” she continued.
Bin Udai explained that the project works are expected to be accomplished during the final quarter of 2017, following the completion of all improvement works and diversions of utility lines in the area together with lighting and directional signage works, thus contributing to the fruition of RTA’s vision of providing Safe & Smooth Transport for All.