RTA Awards Contract For Phase 4 of Al-Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project Costing AED800 Million
The Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project’s Phase 4 has awarded its first contract in Dubai, worth Dh800 million. The project’s completion is in accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.
The goal is to accommodate the corridor’s growing urban and demographic growth. The progress of the project is being overseen by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.
The newly awarded Dh800 million contract will cover a 4.8-kilometre stretch of Sheikh Rashid Road between the intersection with Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street and the Falcon Interchange on Al Mina Road.
The scope of work for Phase 4 of the Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project includes the construction of three bridges totaling 3.1km in length. These bridges will be able to handle up to 19,400 vehicles per hour across all lanes.
RTA’s Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project aims to enhance traffic flow
The Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Mattar Al Tayer, stated that the main objectives of the Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project are to enhance traffic flow, augment road capacity and efficiency, and ensure traffic safety.
The project is 13 kilometres long and covers Sheikh Rashid Road, Al Mina Road, Al Khaleej Street, and Cairo Street.
The construction of three bridges is included in Phase 4 of the Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project. The first bridge is a 1335m-long three-lane structure designed to improve traffic flow between Sheikh Rashid Road and the Falcon Intersection. This bridge can handle 10,800 vehicles per hour in both directions.
The second bridge is a 780m-long 3-lane structure designed to serve inbound traffic from Falcon Interchange to Al Wasl Road. It can accommodate up to 5,400 vehicles per hour.
Aside from three bridges, Phase 4 of the Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project includes the construction of 4.8 km of streets. The project will also improve the surface intersections on Jumeirah Street, Al Mina Road, and Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jabir Al Sabah Street.
Two footbridges will also be built as part of the project, one on Sheikh Rashid Road and the other on Al Mina Road.
Furthermore, it encompasses many projects, including street lighting, traffic systems, rainwater drainage networks, and irrigation networks.
This information was provided by Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) Board of Executive Directors.
The project has been divided into five phases due to its extensive scope. The corridor connects Deira and Bur Dubai, as well as a number of development projects, including Deira Islands, Dubai Seafront, Dubai Maritime City, and Port Rashid. As a result, it is expected to serve approximately one million people.
Al Tayer further stated that the project will cut travel time from 104 minutes to 16 minutes by 2030. The time saved over a 20-year period is estimated to be worth Dh45 billion.
RTA has completed several intersection improvements as part of the Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project, including the opening of the Sheikh Rashid Road-Oud Metha Street Intersection (Wafi Intersection) and the Sheikh Rashid Road and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street Intersection, which included the construction of two bridges on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street with two lanes in each direction, a one-lane bridge from Zabeel Street to Sheikh Rashid-Al Mankhool Intersection.
Moreover, RTA has opened five bridges to Deira Islands, with entry and exit points at Al Khaleej-Abu Baker Al Siddique Streets. The total length of these bridges and ramps is 2,571 metres, with a capacity of approximately 20,700 vehicles per hour.
The Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project appears to have been completed in stages, with multiple intersections and bridges opening. The Sheikh Rashid Road-Oud Metha Street Intersection, the Sheikh Rashid Road and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street Intersection, and the opening of five bridges leading to Deira Islands are among them.
The RTA has also opened a main bridge on Al Khaleej Street as well as the Infinity Bridge, which has an iconic structural design inspired by the concept of infinity. These completed phases have significantly improved the area’s traffic flow and connectivity.
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The RTA’s Falcon Interchange Improvement Project is currently under construction and has made significant progress. Two bridges will be built along Al Khaleej Street as part of the project. The first bridge spans 750 metres to the north, while the second span 1075 metres to the south.
These bridges have six lanes in each direction and can handle up to 24,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.
To enhance traffic flow and capacity in the vital connection between Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khaleej Street, the Falcon Interchange project entails the construction of a single-lane bridge that accommodates right-turn traffic from Khalid bin Al Waleed Street to Al Khaleej Street, with a capacity of 1600 vehicles per hour.
A two-lane tunnel capable of handling 3200 vehicles per hour for left turns from Khaled bin Al Waleed Street to Al Mina Road, and a surface signalized intersection that connects Al Khaleej with Al Ghubaiba and Khaled bin Al Waleed Streets, are also in progress.
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