The street extends 20 km from Al Qudra R/A to the intersection of Dubai-Al Ain Road. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: The second phase of Seh Al Salam Dubai Carriageway Project will open on May 14, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai announced on Saturday.

The announcement was made by Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA.

The section of the project extends 20km from Al Qudra Roundabout to the intersection of Dubai-Al Ain Road, with cost amounting to Dh178 million. Undertaking this project is part of RTA’s efforts to step up traffic safety and ensure a smooth vehicular flow on the street.

Al Tayer said: “The widening works have transformed the street into a dual carriageway of two lanes in each direction from Al Qudra Roundabout, nearby the Cycling Rest Area, up to the intersection of the Dubai-Al Ain Road, passing through Al Lisaili and Al Marmoom. The project work also involved the construction of nine roundabouts at various intersections to ensure a smooth vehicular flow and improve traffic safety in those areas as well as turns to various directions. Two crossings have been constructed for camels and two as well for horses in addition to a crossing for cyclists. Works also included service roads at the residential complex of Al Lisaili, car parks, bus stops with shelters along the street, street lights and rainwater drain system. The median will be fitted with rails to fend off casual U-turns.

“By the end of 2016, RTA opened phase one of Seh Al Salam Dual Carriageway Project over a section extending 12km from Bab Al Shams Hotel and the Dubai International Endurance City to Al Qudra Roundabout … By accomplishing phase two, the RTA completes the construction of a key part of the street extending 32km from the Dubai International Endurance City to Al Qudra Roundabout. From there, traffic can proceed to Dubai-Al Ain Street or Al Qudra Street passing across Emirates Road and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road up to Jumeirah.”