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Dubai’s RTA opens Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street, two bridges to ease traffic

Dubai’s RTA opens Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street, two bridges to ease traffic

The project serves Dubai Silicon Oasis, over 25 universities and colleges, and a student population of 27,500 in addition to the surrounding developments

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Dubai's RTA opens Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Street, two bridges to ease traffic

The Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street Improvement Project, which covers three kilometres from the intersection with the Dubai-Al Ain Road up to the Academic City Roundabout, has been opened.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) also opened two 120-metre bridges at the intersection of Dubai Silicon Oasis, comprising four lanes in each direction.

These improvements ensure smooth traffic flow in both directions of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, raising the capacity to 14,400 vehicles per hour in both directions.

Improving access 

The project serves Dubai Silicon Oasis, over 25 universities and colleges, and a student population of 27,500 in addition to the surrounding development projects.

In the future, RTA plans to improve Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street in the sector from the Academic City to the intersection with Al Awir Street.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said the project is part of RTA’s master plan to improve roads, bridges, crossings, and tunnels to accommodate the growing traffic volumes and ease mobility across the emirate.

He said: “The project works include improving the entrances and exits of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street by connecting with the intersection of Dubai-Al Ain Road, widening the Street to four lanes in each direction in a sector extending three kilometres and constructing two 120-metre bridges at the intersection of the Dubai Silicon Oasis, comprised of four lanes in each direction.

“The works also include constructing a signalised intersection beneath the two bridges that serve 20 lanes in all directions with a capacity of 8,000 vehicles per hour to ensure a seamless traffic flow to Dubai Silicon Oasis and Zayed University. It also encompasses traffic improvements at the Academic City Roundabout and highway street lighting services.”

Ongoing efforts

Al Tayer added: “The improvement of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street eastward in the direction of Al Awir complements RTA’s efforts that started with the widening of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street to four lanes in each direction over a 25-kilometre stretch from the intersection of Dubai-Al Ain Road to the existing roundabout on Al Yalayes Street.”

“Works involved constructing several intersections with roads in the area, including a flyover at the intersection of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street with Latifa Bint Hamdan Road nearby the entrance of the Global Village for traffic inbound from Emirates Road, signalised roundabout at the intersection with Al Qudra Road, and a signalised surface junction with Hessa Road. The traffic solutions undertaken are temporary and will be upgraded in the future with an array of final traffic solutions.”

In other recent developments, starting from January 12, RTA reduced the speed limit on Dubai-Hatta Road in the sector extending between Dubai, Ajman and Al Hosn Roundabout from 100 km/h to 80 km/h. The zone covers approximately 6 kilometres.

Read: Dubai: RTA reduces speed limit on Dubai-Hatta Road

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