RTA awards contract to complete widening of Jebel Ali – Lehbab Rd
Dubai - Roads & Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji:
The Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), chaired by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, has recently endorsed the award of a contract for completing the remaining works of Widening Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road project in a 12 km-long sector stretching from the intersection with the Dubai – Al Ain Road up to Lehbab Roundabout. The project, which costs about 14 million dirham, is set for completion by the mid of next year.
Explaining the scope of the project works Al Tayer said: “In the direction from the intersection with the Dubai - Al Ain Road up to Lehbab R/A, which had previously been widened, 99% of the project works relate to the completion of the widening works from two to four lanes, and the remaining works, which will be carried out in the central part of the 1st R/A located 4 km off the Dubai - Al Ain Road intersection, include adding asphalt layers and lighting works in the R/A. In the opposite direction of the Road from Lehbab R/A up to the interchange with the Dubai - Al Ain Road, works cover widening the road from 2 to 4 lanes in a sector extending 6 km, including adding asphalt layers, ground line works and traffic signals.
“The Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road is a strategically vital project in the Master Plan of RTA roads network as it provides alternative roads for drivers heading to Jebel Ali Industrial Area and the surrounding areas as well as those heading to the capital city Abu Dhabi and vice versa, without having to drive through the down town area,” he noted.
“When this stage is completed, the RTA will have completed all widening and improvement works of the Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road extending 48 km. The RTA had already completed the widening of the road sector extending 12 km from Lehbab Police Station R/A (at the Dubai-Hatta Road) up to the intersection with the Dubai – Al Ain Road from 2 to 4 lanes at a cost of about 120 million dirham. It had also increased the number of lanes in each direction from 2 to 4 lanes in a 35 km-long sector extending from Hatta – Al Ain intersection (No 5) in the direction of the Sheikh Zayed Road, passing through the intersection with the Emirates Road and terminating at the intersection with the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road,” elaborated Al Tayer.
“The project also included the construction of Interchanage No. 8 at the Sheikh Zayed Road at the intersection with the Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road near Gate No 4 of the Jebel Ali Free Zone. After opening, the flyover over contributed to providing a free traffic flow to the Northern and Southern Jebel Ali Free Zones, Al Maktoum International Airport, Jebel Ali Industrial Area, and the center of Jebel Ali city. The interchange had been designed to accommodate the traffic movement from and to Al Maktoum International Airport where two basic bridges have been constructed; the first for the traffic inbound from Dubai and outbound to Al Maktoum International Airport, and the second is intended to serve the traffic movement coming from Al Maktoum International Airport and heading to Abu Dhabi Emirate.
- Mattar Al Tayer
- Layout of the Widening of Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road Project