The first contract has been awarded in the project’s fourth phase. The US$220 million contract involves a 4.8km stretch along Sheikh Rashid Road and includes the construction of three bridges with a total length of 3.1 km.
Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), said: “Phase 4 includes the construction of three bridges, the first is a three-lane bridge stretching 1,335m to ensure a smooth traffic flow between Sheikh Rashid Road and Falcon Intersection with a capacity of 10,800 vehicles per hour in both directions. The second is a three-lane bridge extending 780m to serve the traffic inbound from Falcon Interchange heading to Al Wasl Road with a capacity of 5,400 vehicles per hour. The third is a two-lane bridge extending 985m to serve the traffic inbound from Jumeirah Street heading to Al Mina Road in the direction of Falcon Interchange with a capacity of 3,200 vehicles per hour.” The project also includes two footbridges.
He added that the improvement of the Al Shindagha Corridor is one of the largest projects currently being undertaken by RTA, with a total estimated cost of approximately US$1.4 billion.