Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed the construction work on the Al Yalayis and Al Asatel road development project, with the infrastructure project being implemented under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makrtoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
According to Dubai Media Office, the Al Yalayis street will boost the connection between Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, as well as Emirates Road. While Al Asayel Street will run parallel to Al Khail Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, and Emirates Road.
Speaking about the project, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, HE Mattar Al Tayer, said that the project is a part of the Parallel Roads Project.
The scope of work for the road development project comprised, increasing the number of lanes on Al Yalayis street from three to five in both the directions, from Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, upto Emirates Road, with the vehicle capacity having increased to 20,000 per hour.
Additional lanes have also been completed — widening the road to seven lanes in both directions — along Al Yalayis Street that link with the flyovers of First Al Khalil Street and Al Asayel Street.
A 6km length of the Al Yalayis Street has been improved, from the seventh interchange of the Shiekh Zayed Road to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road at Al Houdh Interchange. Al Sayel Street has been upgraded over 5km to link Jafza with Jumeirah Islands and Emirates Hills.
Al Tayer added that the capacity of the street will increase to 9,000 vehicles per hour, and will simultaneously serve as an alternative street for Al Khail and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Roadsin the area between Business Bay and Jebel Ali industrial area via Al Qouz.
Two elevated signalised junctions, at Al Yalayis Street and First Al Khail Street intersection, and at Al Yalayis and Al Asayel Streets intersection, have also been constructed as part of the project, with the projet being design according to the needs of Etihad Rail Project.
Additionally, a flyover has been constructed to serve the traffic inbound from Al Asayel Street southward to Al Yalayis Street eastwards.
Al Tayer said: “The project included the construction of a two-lane flyover running about 2km across Al Asayel Street to serve the traffic inbound from Garn Al Sabkha Street in the direction of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.”“Six traffic signals have been constructed on Al Asayel Street to streamline the entry and exit for existing development projects such as Discovery Gardens and Al Furjan,” Al Tayer added.