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Dubai's RTA awards contract for key $136m Dubai roads project

Roads and Transport Authority has awarded a contract for the construction of Al Khawaneej Corridor and Mushrif Park Improvement Project

Dubai's RTA awards contract for key $136m Dubai roads project
Al Khawaneej Corridor Project covers the construction of an underpass of three lanes in each direction on Al Khawaneej Street.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract for the construction of Al Khawaneej Corridor and Mushrif Park Improvement Project, which will cost about AED500 million ($136 million).

The project encompasses the construction of three main junctions at Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Streets and is part of several roads and transportation projects endorsed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

“The project aims to accommodate the current and projected growth in the traffic volumes over the next years," said HE Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA.

Al Khawaneej Corridor Project covers the construction of an underpass of three lanes in each direction on Al Khawaneej Street.

The intersection of Al Amardi Street and Emirates Road will be improved through the construction of a flyover of two 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.

“Service roads extending 23km will also be constructed along Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Streets, and three intersections with Algiers Street will be upgraded, said Al Tayer.

“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," he added.

The new project coincides with the concluding stages of the Tripoli Street Improvement Project over a 12km stretch linking the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road.

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