Dubai: Motorists using Al Khail Road will have a smooth sail from the end of this year as all construction work currently underway on the expressway will be complete, the Roads and Transport Authority has announced.
Final touches are being given to all the flyovers, ramps and interchanges and the road has been widened from four lanes to six lanes in each direction, providing a seamless alternative to Shaikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road.
Also, four roundabouts on the road have been replaced by free flowing multi-level interchanges.
“The project covers the widening and improvement of the existing Al Khail Road in a sector stretching 15km from the junction of Meydan Road up to the junction of the Emirates Road,” said engineer, Maitha Bin Udai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency.
The project, divided into four phases, was undertaken at a cost of Dh1.95 billion.
Phase I of the project comprised the construction of a new flyover to replace the circular junction on Emirates Road. It also included the construction of two elevated ramps, the first one linking the traffic on Emirates Road outbound to Al Khail Road, and the other linking the traffic on Al Khail Road outbound to Emirates Road.
Phase II of the project comprises the construction of two new flyovers on Al Khail Road replacing the existing two roundabouts at the intersection of Al Khail Road with Latifa Bint Hamdan Road, and Arabian Ranches Road at Al Qouz Residential and Industrial Areas.
Phase III of the project covers the widening of Al Khail Road from four to six lanes in each direction in a sector extending between the junction with Umm Suqeim Road to the junction with the Emirates Road as well as modification of all curves at the existing junction of Al Khail Road with Hissa Road (Junction 13).
Phase IV of the project comprises replacing the existing roundabout at the intersection of Al Khail Road with Umm Suqeim Road by a multi-level flyover to provide a smooth vehicular movement in all directions.