Dubai Government’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed 85 per cent of Parallel Roads Improvement Project – Phase 1 (Godolphin District). The two bridges crossing over the Dubai Water Canal had been accomplished and all construction works under this Phase would be completed in the final quarter of 2017.
The project, which comprises two phases, costs about Dh1 billion.
Phase 1 of the Project, which costs about Dh578 million, encompasses the construction of a 3.5 km-long flyover comprising 3 lanes in each direction crossing over the Dubai Water Canal. The number of lanes increases to 5 in each direction above Godolphin Stables and Al Meydan Road up to Al Quoz Industrial Area. It also includes upgrading the existing junction of Al Meydan Road and Al Khail Road where flyovers will be constructed to provide left turns and ease the existing overlapping of traffic movement, which would reduce the congestion at the junction during peak hours.
In the second quarter of 2016, RTA started construction works in the Parallel Roads Project – Phase 2 at an estimated cost of Dh336 million. This Phase encompasses the improvement of the western part of the Parallel Roads between Al Meydan and the Financial Centre Roads across the Business Bay district. Lane capacity will range from 3 to 4 lanes in each direction, and service roads will be provided at both directions in most parts of the project.