Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened Phase I of the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Improvement Corridor Project.
Phase 1 of the project extends from the intersection of Ras Al Khor with Dubai – Al Ain Road (Bu Kadra intersection) to the intersection of Ras Al Khor Road with Nad Al Hamar Road.
Works included widening the road from three to four lanes in each direction over a 4km stretch, and opening all bridges leading to Dubai Creek Harbour, extending 1,730m, with a capacity of about 10,600 vehicles per hour.
The phase also included construction of a two-lane service road along Ras Al Khor Road, stretching 4.2km.
Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA, commented: “Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Corridor Project is one of the strategic road improvement projects undertaken in response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It is part of an ongoing process to enhance the capacity of the infrastructural components to support the strategic objectives of the emirate and serve development across the board.
“Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Corridor Improvement Project is one of the biggest projects currently undertaken by RTA. Works under Phase I and II of the project involve widening Ras Al Khor Road in a sector extending 8km from the intersection of Ras Al Khor with the Dubai- Al Ain Road up to the intersection with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road in addition to bridges extending 2km in total and a service road on both sides of the road.”
The project serves a host of major development projects currently inhabited by about 650,000 people, namely: The Lagoons, Dubai Creek, Meydan Horizon, Ras Al Khor, Al Wasl, and Nad Al Hamar Complex. In future, the project’s scope will cover the construction of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing, which crosses over the Dubai Creek and links Al Jadaf in Bur Dubai with the road separating Dubai Creek Project and Dubai Festival City.