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RTA awards contract for road upgrade project

New project is latest phase of RTA’s drive towards improving traffic flow on the Al Qudra Road

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that it has awarded a contract for the upgrade of the Qudra-Jebel Ali Lehbab Roads Junction. The junction will be upgraded to a multi-tier flyover, which will provide free traffic movement in every direction.

According to the RTA, two additional bridges and ramps to serve right- and u-turn movements will be built. Additionally, connecting streets will be widened while a cycling bridge, lighting works, rainwater drainage systems, and utility lines works will also be constructed.

“The widening of Al Qudra Road is one of RTA’s strategic projects that provides a key traffic corridor starting from Jumeirah to Umm Suqeim Street; which had been improved through the construction of two bridges of three lanes in each direction. The first extends over the Eastern Parallel Road (Al Asayel Street), and the second passes over the Western Parallel Road (First Al Khail Road),” explained Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA.

He pointed out that the project will help ease the traffic flow on both Al Qudra Road and Jebel Ali Lehbab Road, which he said was a vital corridor for traffic to Jafza and Abu Dhabi, bypassing the downtown areas of Dubai. He also said that traffic will flow smoothly on the flyover crossing over Al Khail Road, and at the Interchange of the Arabian Ranches on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and that smooth traffic will flow to Al Qudra Road and further to Al Qudra Bridge crossing Emirates Road up to Seih Assalam.

Al Tayer said that the RTA had improved the Al Qudra Road over several phases and that the RTA had finished 10 projects relating to the improvement of Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road over a 55km-long sector extending from Lehbab Police Station to Sheikh Zayed Road.

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