Dubai's RTA awards contract for widening carriageway near solar park

Project will improve 11km of road and ease traffic flow

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract to improve an 11km stretch of road close to Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

The Saih Al Dahal Road, which connects the solar park with Saih Al Salam Road, will be widened from a single lane to a dual carriageway.

The road will have three roundabouts to ease traffic flow. It will also connect to the Al Qudra Lake area.

“The project will increase the street intake from an existing 1,800 vehicles to 4,000 vehicles in each direction to accommodate the continued growth in traffic volumes,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the RTA executive directors board.

“It will ease the mobility of residents and visitors on both sides of the street, desert areas and Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.”

Work will begin at the roundabout at the junction of Saih Al Dahal and Saih Al Salam roads, immediately after the Al Qudra cycling track. It will continue in the direction of the solar park.

“The project encompasses the construction of a new road of two lanes in each direction together with three roundabouts along the street to ease the accessibility of road users to the existing oases on both sides of the street, Al Qudra Lakes, desert areas as well as u-turns,” Mr Al Tayer said.

The work is the latest phase of the RTA’s plan to develop traffic infrastructure in the area.

Other RTA projects include the widening of Saih Al Salam Street for 21km after the Al Qudra roundabout and the construction of nine roundabouts, four crossings for camels and horses, service roads and parking spaces. The parking area at Dubai International Endurance Village will also be increased.

Updated: July 3rd 2021, 11:04 AM