A contract for improving and widening the 11km Saih Al Dahal Road has been awarded by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The road connects with Saih Al Salam Road and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
According to a statement from the RTA, the existing single-carriageway road will be replaced by a dual carriageway. The project starts from the roundabout at the junction of Saih Al Dahal Road and Saih Al Salam Road in the north, after the Al Qudra Cycling Station, and heads towards Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the south.
The RTA said that the project includes the construction of a new two-lane road in each direction, as well as three roundabouts along the street to ease the accessibility of road users to the oases on both sides of the street, Al Qudra Lakes, desert areas, as well as U-turns.
“The project will increase the street capacity from the existing 1,800 vehicles to 4,000 in each direction to accommodate the continued growth in traffic volumes,” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA executive directors’ board.
Al Tayer noted that the project complements the RTA’s existing developments in the area including the 23km-long Dubai Cycling Track, the existing cycling track at Saih Al Salam running alongside Al Qudra Street at the Gateway of the Dubai Cycling Track in the direction of the Emirates Road.
He added, “From there, it links with the Latifa bint Hamdan Street, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Al Barari district and from there up to Nad Al Sheba community.”
The cycling track at Saih Al Salam, which extends about 115km, is fitted with several facilities including shops for renting bikes and accessories, a fully-equipped medical clinic, and 10 rest areas distributed along the cycling path fitted with seats and bike racks, he concluded.