Roads and Transport Authority to open all key bridges on Al Khail Road in Dubai this yearMay 12, 2012 - 02:03 -
WAM Dubai, May 12th, 2012 (WAM) -- Matar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that all key bridges being constructed at interchanges of Al Khail Road Widening Project would be opened by the end of this year, adding that construction of the remaining auxiliary bridges would be completed in the first half of 2013.
Work in some interchanges reached the final stages with completion rate ranging from 88 to 96pc, he added.
"The Project, which is being constructed at a cost of about Dhs1.925bn, is considered among the key projects currently undertaken by the RTA, and due to its massive scope, it was divided into four phases. The importance of the Project is underlined by the fact that it represents an extension of the Business Bay Crossing, and enables the RTA to create an auxiliary traffic corridor supporting both the Sheikh Zayed and Emirates Roads; which account for high traffic volumes,", Al Tayer said in a statement made during an inspection tour of Al Khail Road Widening and Improvement Project.
He was accompanied by the Director of Roads Nabeel Mohammed Salih, Director of Traffic Hussain Al Banna, Director of Maintenance Nazim Faisal, and a plethora of engineers from the Traffic and Roads Agency as well as the Project contractors.
Al Tayer set off his tour by inspecting the Phase I of Al Khail Road Widening and Improvement Project, which is being constructed at a cost of about Dhs575m with the aim of facilitating the traffic flow from and to Al Khail Road and Emirates Road; and accordingly would ensure a smooth traffic flow serving the property development projects in the area.