RTA Plans Major Infrastructure Projects in Dubai

Monday, 8th August 2016

Dubai’s Road Transport Authority (RTA) is implementing several infrastructure projects which were approved by Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, according to Trade Arabia.

Sheikh Mohamed demanded that the project to be built in parallel to the Dubai Strategic plan 2021, which aims to achieve maintainable development.

The RTA team revealed the traffic and transport plan and design set until year 2030, which included several projects under construction, such as the Shindagha Crossing, which is expected to become an essential landmark in Dubai.

RTA is also creating a plan for 2017-2021 to pave internal roads in 16 residential districts in Dubai City, and planting roads that will cover 600 hectares of greenery in the first quarter, which will reflect the green economy in the city, according to WAM agency.

They also briefed Sheikh Mohamed on future plans to develop the entrances and exits of the Jewel Creek project, a pedestrian bridge on Baniyas Road, and the intersection between Jebel Ali Lehbab and Qurda streets.

RTA also plans to expand the Burj Khalifa station of the Dubai Metro due to the increase in population, which has resulted in approximately 6,000 passengers per hour. The future capacity of the station is expected to accommodate about 180,000 passengers daily.

RTA proposed a resolution to traffic condensation through a traffic and transport plan until 2030 that will enhance the traffic flow in the vicinity of the Expo 2020 Dubai location. The plan is expected to include 36 newly-build bridges, scheduled to be completed by 2019.

Another major plan by RTA includes the development of the Dubai Airport Road, which will include bridges and tunnels at the intersection of Al Rashidiya and the intersections of Airport Road and Casablanca, Marrakech, and Nad Al Hamr streets.

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