19 Mar 2018
Opening extension of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, announced the opening of the extension of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St linking Dubai-Al Ain Road and Al Yalayes Road. Built at a cost of AED474 m, the new road extending 25 km on 21st of March 2018
The construction of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St has been undertaken in implementation of the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to expedite the construction of road projects and transport systems to keep pace with the upswing seen by Dubai.
“The Project is part of RTA’s master plan for improving roads, bridges, crossings and underpasses to accommodate the growing traffic volumes, and ease the traffic movement in all parts of Dubai Emirate. It is also part of the overall efforts to implement RTA’s strategic plan for upgrading roads and transport infrastructure in Dubai. The objective is to develop integrated solutions of roads and marine network that are safe for users, capable of matching to the development plans and demographic growth and encouraging the development and investment in the Emirate. The new Street is located in the eastern part of Dubai Emirate between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Rd to the west and Emirates Road to the east,” said Al Tayer.
“The extension of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St includes the construction of a street comprising four lanes in each direction extending 25 km from the intersection with Dubai-Al Ain Road up to the existing R/A at Al Yalayes Road. It also includes the construction of several intersections with the surrounding roads network. A flyover has been constructed at the intersection of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St with Latifa bint Hamdan St near the entrance of the International Village for motorists coming from Emirates Road. Works include constructing a signalised junction at the intersection with Al Qudra Road, and a surface signalised junction at the intersection of Hessa St. The traffic solutions for these junctions are interim and will be developed for final traffic solutions. The project also includes lighting works as well as shifting and protecting the utility lines,” he added.
“Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St extends from the outskirts of Sharjah up to Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road. Works are currently underway in developing the last sector of the Street from the intersection of Al Yalayes Road up to Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road and the entrance of Expo 2020 area. This sector is part of Expo 2020 development projects. The RTA has set out a comprehensive plan for addressing the requirements of hosting Expo to ensure safe and smooth transport for visitors to Expo and events. Works also include upgrading the existing roads and intersections, undertaking Route 2020 for the extension of the Dubai Metro Red Line, and upgrading public transport (bus and taxi) systems and routes,” explained Al Tayer.
It is noteworthy that in 2016 the RTA had completed the initial phase of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St project covering a 4 km extension of Hessa St over two lanes in each direction from the entrance of Ramram Project up to the Dubai Sports City. It had also improved the road linking the extension of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St and the Emirates Road to serve The Villa project in a sector extending 4 km comprising two lanes in each direction.