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The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has granted a contract for the Hessa Street improvement project in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Hessa Street development will improve 4.5km of land from Sheikh Zayed Road to the Al Khail Road intersection.

Valued at Dh689m, the contract will see the expansion of the road from two to four lanes in each direction on Hessa Street, hoping to accommodate 16,000 cars an hour as a result.

Four major intersections will be revamped along Hessa Street, namely Al Khail Road, Al Asayel Street, First Al Khail Street, and Sheikh Zayed Road.

Additionally, a 13.5km-long cycling track along with two bridges will be developed as part of this project.

The first and second bridges will cross Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, respectively, with each stretch measuring 5m wide, with 3m reserved for cyclists and e-scooters and the remaining 2m for pedestrians.

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RTA board chair and director general Mattar Al Tayer said: “The population of areas served by the project is expected to reach more than 640,000 individuals by 2030.

“The project will double the capacity of Hessa Street from 8,000 vehicles to 16,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.”

The RTA has undertaken other development projects before, including the widening of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Al Khail Road, as well as the building of a flyover connecting Hessa Street, Al Khail Street, and Al Barsha to the aforementioned Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.