New RTA project could provide alternate highway to Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi

RTA says Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road will open for public in October 2014

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently announced the completion of construction works on phase 5 of Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road Widening and Improvement Project, which could extend to the creation of an alternate highway to Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi.

“This phase of the project comprised carrying out new improvement works in a sector of the road that extends 6km,” said Eng. Maitha Bin Udai executive director of the Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA, “starting from the interchange of the Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road with the Dubai – Al Ain Road, widening the road from two to four lanes in both directions along with pavements in the direction of Hatta roundabout.”

Ground marking, traffic signals, lighting, safety means, rain water drainage and sewage works have also been undertaken on the road, Udai added.

“By completing this phase, the number of lanes has risen from two to four from the Hatta roundabout to the Sheikh Zayed Road passing across the Dubai – Al Ain Road; and the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to terminate at the intersection with the Sheikh Zayed Road in a 50km-long stretch constructed at world-class standards,” she added.

The Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road, Udai explained, is a part of the RTA’s master-plan for road networks across Dubai, and will open for the public in October this year.

“The project is poised to bring about potential benefits, including the provision of alternative highways for motorists heading towards Jebel Ali Industrial Area and Free Zone and surrounding areas, as well as those heading towards the capital Abu Dhabi and vice-versa, without driving through the downtown area,” she revealed.


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