RTA Awards $136 Million Contract for Al Khawaneej Corridor Project
RTA has awarded a contract for the construction of Al Khawaneej Corridor and Mushrif Park Improvement Project.
The project, which will cost about $136 million, encompasses the construction of three main junctions at Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Streets.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA explained: “The project aims to accommodate the current and projected growth in the traffic volumes over the next years.
“It provides a direct link between Al Awir and Al Khawaneej to ease the movement of local residents in both directions.
“It will enhance the link between Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan and Emirates Roads, and cut the delay to just 45 seconds in this sector.
“It will also improve the traffic flow on Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Roads, and reduce the time in the area from 120 to 60 seconds.”
Al Khawaneej Corridor Project covers the construction of an underpass of three lanes in each direction on Al Khawaneej Street along with a surface signalized junction to streamline the traffic flow.
The existing Roundabout at the intersection of Khawaneej-Amardi Roads will be upgraded to a signalized junction.
The intersection of Al Amardi Street and Emirates Road will be improved through the construction of a flyover of 2-lanes in each direction crossing over Emirates Road in the direction of Al Awir.
Additionally, a footbridge will be constructed on Al Khawaneej Street, near Arabian Centre to ease pedestrians’ movement.
Said Al Tayer: “Service roads extending 23 km will also be constructed along Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Streets, and three intersections with Algiers Street will be upgraded to signalized junctions.
“The project includes associated works such as rainwater drainage systems, traffic signs, road marking, and necessary protection works for road safety.
“The new project coincides with the concluding stages of Tripoli Street Improvement Project over a 12-km stretch linking the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road.
“The project will alleviate tailbacks, improve access to Al Warqaa and Mirdif via Tripoli Street, and enhance the safety level of the entire corridor.”