Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract to improve and enlarge Saih Al Dahal Road, which connects Saih Al Salam Road and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
The present single-carriageway Road will be removed and replaced by a dual carriageway extending 11 km comprised of two lanes in each direction along with a median. The road will have 3 roundabouts to ease the traffic flow in all directions and connect with the entries of Al Qudra Lakes, according to the reports.
“The project will increase the street intake from an existing 1800 vehicles to 4000 vehicles in each direction to accommodate the continued growth in traffic volumes. Thus, it will ease the mobility of residents and visitors to the existing oases on both sides of the street, desert areas, and Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The project starts from the roundabout at the junction of Saih Al Dahal Road and Saih Al Salam Road in the North, immediately after Al Qudra Cycling Station, and heads in the direction of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the South. The project encompasses the construction of a new road of two lanes in each direction together with 3 roundabouts along the street to ease the accessibility of road users to the existing oases on both sides of the street, Al Qudra Lakes, desert areas as well as U-turns.”
The project supports RTA’s development projects in the area, including the 23-kilometer Dubai Cycling Track, as well as the existing cycling track at Saih Al Salam, which runs beside Al Qudra Street at the Dubai Cycling Track’s Gateway in the direction of the Emirates Road. It connects to Latifa bint Hamdan Street, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Al Barari district, and the Nad Al Sheba community from there.
“The cycling track at Saih Al Salam, which extends about 115 km, is fitted with several facilities including shops for renting bikes and their accessories, a fully-equipped medical clinic, and 10 rest areas distributed along the cycling path fitted with seats and bike racks,” as per the reports.