60% of Saih Al-Dahal Road Improvement project complete says RTA
The RTA has accomplished a portfolio of development projects in the area including the widening of the Saih Al-Salam Road
Construction of the Saih Al-Dahal Road Improvement Project, which links Saih Al-Salam Road with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is 60% complete, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.
According to a statement, the single-lane road is being replaced by a dual carriageway extending 11km comprised of two lanes in each direction, along with a median and three roundabouts to ease the movement in all directions. The new road will link with the entry points of Al Qudra Lakes.
“The project will increase the road intake from an existing 1,800 vehicles to 4,000 vehicles in each direction to accommodate the continued growth in traffic volumes. Thus, it will ease the mobility of residents and visitors to the oases on both sides of the road, desert areas and Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park,” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general, chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA.
The project is said to complement a series of projects completed by the RTA in the area, such as the 23km long Dubai Cycling Track, which links with the existing cycling track at Saih Al-Salam running alongside Al Qudra Street at the Gateway of Dubai Cycling Track in the direction of Emirates Road, the RTA said.
From there it links with Latifa bint Hamdan Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Al Barari district and up to Nad Al Sheba community. The cycling track at Saih Al-Salam, which extends about 115km is fitted with several facilities including shops for renting bikes and accessories, a fully-equipped medical clinic, and 10 rest areas along the cycling path fitted with seats and bike racks.
Al Tayer added, “The project works start from the round-about at the junction of Saih Al-Dahal Road with Saih Al-Salam Road northwards, immediately after Al Qudra Cycling Station, and head to Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park southwards. It encompasses the construction of a new road of two lanes in each direction together with three round-abouts along the road to ease the accessibility of road users to the oases on both sides of the road, Al Qudra Lakes, desert areas as well as U-turns.”
He also noted the RTA has accomplished a portfolio of development projects in the area including the widening of Saih Al-Salam Road over a21 km stretch from Al Qudra round-about, nearby the cycling rest area, up to the intersection with the Dubai-Al Ain Road via Al Lisaili and Al Marmoom.