Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that work is moving at a steady pace on the Al Khawaneej Road Improvement Project which is now 60 per cent complete.
Dubai , Dubai
31 January 2021, 12:00 AM
06 February 2021, 12:00 AM
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that the completion rate in Al Khawaneej Road Improvement Project had reached 60 per cent.
The project works include the construction of three intersections or service roads extending 23 km along Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Roads, he stated.
Al Khawaneej Roads Project is one of the key strategic projects for improving the links between Dubai and Sharjah through the improvement of vertical roads linking with the Emirates Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road up to Airport Street, said RTA in its statement.
The project will also accommodate the current and projected growth of traffic. Upon completion, it will slash the travel time between Emirates Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road from 25 minutes to 9 minutes, and the waiting time at the junction of Al Khawaneej-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Roads (Al Khawaneej Roundabout) from 330 seconds to 45 seconds.
“The completion rate reached 82 per cent at the underpass intersection of Al Khawaneej Road and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road. The contractor completed the construction works at the closed section of the tunnel and is currently working on the supporting walls of the open section of the tunnel. Works are expected to be completed and the tunnel to be opened for traffic this March,” said Al Tayer.
“Work progress rate also reached 60 per cent on the bridge leading to Al Awir, following the installation of precast bridge parts across Emirates Road in Abu Dhabi-Sharjah direction. Work is currently underway for the installation of other parts at Al Amardi, which are expected to be completed by the end of this month. Then the contractor will undertake the remaining construction works, such the bridge, which will be ready for opening by the end of March this year,” Al Tayer added.