Dh1 billion approved for Dubai road improvements

Huge road building projects have been announced for Godolphin and Zabeel

The National staff

DUBAI // About Dh1 billion is to be spent upgrading roads.

The work in Godolphin and Zabeel has been approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

Work in Godolphin will cost Dh900 million, said Mattar Al Tayer, executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority.

The project will be started towards the end of the year and will take about 30 months.

“The project comprises the construction of several roads, bridges and tunnels to ensure smooth traffic flow on the parallel roads and alleviate congestion in the neighbourhood,” Mr Al Tayer said.

Meanwhile, Al Khail First Road has been renamed Al Saada (happiness) Road and new bridges and tunnels have been approved in sections of the Parallel Road project, the authority said on Saturday.

Al Saada Road will begin near the World Trade Centre, pass Dubai Financial Centre and end near the Burj Khalifa.

This will be an extension to Al Asayel Road and Al Saada Road to support Business Bay, provide more entry and exit options and link Al Quoz, Zabeel and Jumeirah.

The Eastern Parallel Roads project at Zabeel will extend Al Asayel Road at a cost of Dh100 million. Work will begin next month andis due to be finished later this year.

The project links Business Bay with Oud Metha Road through the underpasses of the Financial Centre Road and Zabeel 2 Road.

Linked with Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed, it will cross a bridge passing over Oud Metha Road, linking Bur Dubai with The Lagoons, Al Warqaa, Nad Al Hammar and International City.

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Published: January 26, 2014 04:00 AM

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