RTA to open Saih Al Dahal Road improvement project in May

Project will link Saih Al Salam Road with Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that the Saih Al Dahal Road Project will be opened to the public in May, following an extensive revamp project.

In a statement, the RTA said that the project will link Saih Al Salam Road with Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and that the old single-lane road is being removed and replaced by a dual carriageway extending 11km and comprising of two lanes in each direction.

A median and three roundabouts to ease movement in all directions have also been developed. The new road will link with the entry points of Al Qudra Lakes, the statement added.

“The project aims to 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 and ease the mobility of residents and visitors to the oasis on both sides of the road, desert areas and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority.

“The project starts from the R/A at the junction of Saih Al-Dahal Road with Saih Al-Salam Road in the North, immediately after Al Qudra Cycling Station, and heads to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the South. It encompasses the construction of a new road of two lanes in each direction together with three R/As 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.”

“The project complements a series of projects completed by RTA in the area, such as the 23 km long Dubai Cycling Track, which links with the existing cycling track at Saih Al-Salam running alongside Al Qudra Road at the Gateway of the Dubai Cycling Track in the direction of the Emirates Road. From there it links with the 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 115 km, is fitted with several amenities including outlets for renting bikes and accessories, a fully-equipped clinic, and 10 rest areas along the cycling path fitted with seats and bike racks,” he added.

RTA has accomplished several development projects in the area including the widening of Saih Al-Salam Road over a 21 km stretch from Al Qudra roundabout, nearby the cycling rest area, up to the intersection with the Dubai-Al Ain Road via Al Lisaili and Al Marmoom, the statement continued.

Nine roundabouts are being constructed at junctions to ease the traffic flow and enhance the traffic safety of the neighbourhood. Additional projects also included the construction of four camel and horse crossings, a cycling track, service roads, parking spaces, and widening of the existing parking area at the Dubai International Endurance Village in addition to street lighting and rainwater drainage networks.

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