03 Jul 2021
RTA awards contract to improve 11 km long Saih Al Dahal Road
(Al Tayer: Improvements will increase the road capacity from 1800 vehicles to 4000 vehicles per direction)
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract to improve and widen Saih Al Dahal Road connecting with Saih Al Salam Road and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The existing single-carriageway Road will be removed and replaced by a dual carriageway extending 11 km comprised of two lanes in each direction along with a median. The road will have 3 roundabouts to ease the traffic flow in all directions and connect with the entries of Al Qudra Lakes.
“The project will increase the street intake from an existing 1800 vehicles to 4000 vehicles in each direction to accommodate the continued growth in traffic volumes. Thus, it will ease the mobility of residents and visitors to the existing oases on both sides of the street, desert areas and Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park,” said His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority.
“The project starts from the roundabout at the junction of Saih Al Dahal Road and Saih Al Salam Road in the North, immediately after Al Qudra Cycling Station, and heads in the direction of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the South. The project encompasses the construction of a new road of two lanes in each direction together with 3 roundabouts along the street to ease the accessibility of road users to the existing oases on both sides of the street, Al Qudra Lakes, desert areas as well as U-turns,” explained His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer.
The project complements RTA’s development projects in the area, such as the 23 km long Dubai Cycling Track, the existing cycling track at Saih Al Salam running alongside Al Qudra Street at the Gateway of the Dubai Cycling Track in the direction of the Emirates Road. From there, it links with the Latifa bint Hamdan Street, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Al Barari district and from there up to Nad Al Sheba community. The cycling track at Saih Al Salam, which extends about 115 km, is fitted with several facilities including shops for renting bikes and their accessories, a fully-equipped medical clinic, and 10 rest areas distributed along the cycling path fitted with seats and bike racks.
RTA has accomplished a portfolio of development projects in the area including widening of Saih Al Salam Street over a 21 km stretch starting from Al Qudra roundabout, near the cycling rest area, up to the intersection with Dubai-Al Ain Road via Al Lisaili and Al Marmoom. 9 roundabouts were constructed at junctions to ease the traffic flow and step up traffic safety. Projects also included the construction of 4 camels and horses crossings, cycling track, service roads, parking spaces, and widening the existing parking lots at the Dubai International Endurance Village. The project also included street lights and a rainwater drainage network.