Dubai’s RTA awards $136m contract to upgrade Al Khawaneej Corridor

WCN Editorial Team 13 May 2019 MIDDLE EAST TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Dubai’s Road Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract worth AED500m ($136m) for the construction of Al Khawaneej Corridor and Mushrif Park Improvement Project.

The project will include the construction of three main junctions at Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Streets with service roads extending up to 23km.

It will also include associated works such as rainwater drainage systems, traffic signs, road marking and other protection works for road safety.

RTA director-general and board of executive directors chairman Mattar Al Tayer said: “The project aims to accommodate the current and projected growth in the traffic volumes over the next years. It provides a direct link between Al Awir and Al Khawaneej to ease the movement of local residents in both directions.

“It will enhance the link between Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan and Emirates Roads, and cut the delay to just 45 seconds in this sector. It will also improve the traffic flow on Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Roads, and reduce the delay time in the area from 120 to 60 seconds.”

“Al Khawaneej Corridor Project covers the construction of an underpass of three lanes in each direction on Al Khawaneej Street along with a surface signalized junction to streamline the traffic flow. The existing Roundabout at the intersection of Khawaneej-Amardi Roads will be upgraded to a signalized junction.

“The intersection of Al Amardi Street and Emirates Road will be improved through the construction of a flyover of 2-lanes in each direction crossing over Emirates Road in the direction of Al Awir. Additionally, a footbridge will be constructed on Al Khawaneej Street, near Arabian Centre to ease pedestrians’ movement.”

“The improvement of Al Khawaneej Corridor and Mushrif Park Project follows the opening of all phases of the Airport Street Improvement Project encompassing the improvement of four junctions at Al Rashidiya, Nad Al Hamar, Marrakech, and Casablanca.

“The project has significantly improved the traffic flow, saved transit time, and eased traffic congestion generated by overlapping vehicular traffic.”

Last month, RTA announced the completion of 80% of road works leading to Jewel of the Creek Project which is being developed in collaboration with Dubai International Real Estate.

The project is located between Al Maktoum and the Floating Bridges and claims to become a landmark tourist destination. All construction of road works and underpasses of the project are scheduled to be completed this June end.

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Image: Dubai’s RTA awards $136m contract to upgrade Al Khawaneej Corridor. Photo: Courtesy of Roads and Transport Authority.

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