Latifa bint Hamdan and Umm Al-Sheef Streets Improvement Project
The Project links Jumeirah with Al Khail Road and the Parallel Roads (First Al- Khail Road and Al-Asayel Street), has a cost tag of about AED800 million and its development comprises of two contracts.
The first contract of the Project covers the construction of Latifa bint Hamdan Street and Umm Al-Sheef Street from Al-Safa Interchange (2nd I/C) to Al-Manara Interchange on the Sheikh Zayed Road (3rd I/C). It will link Jumeirah with Al Khail Road and Parallel Roads (First Al Khail Road and Al Asayel Street) through two-level roads & bridges providing free traffic flow from Umm Al-Sheef St. to Al Wasl St., Sheikh Zayed Road (SZR) and up to Latifa bint Hamdan Street. Traffic will also flow freely from Al-Zommorrud St. eastward to SZR. The two bridges will be linked with the SZR through bridges offering free exits. The new bridges to be constructed above and underneath the route of the Dubai Metro Red Line will have no impact on the operation of the metro.
The second contract includes improving the link between SZR & Al-Khail Rd; and between Jumeirah to the west and DubaiLand to the east. It covers the improvement of Al Quoz entrances as well as several development projects. It covers improvements of the existing street from the Interchange of First Al Khail Road to the Interchange of Al Khail Road over a three km stretch in addition to several intersections along the Corridor. The intersection of Al Asayel-Latifa bint Hamdan Streets is being transformed from a surface signalised junction into a multi-level interchange. This flyover comprises the first-level bridge of three lanes in each direction to serve the traffic on Latifa bint Hamdan St. and a second-level bridge of two lanes in each direction to serve the traffic on Al Asayel Street. The surface intersection will be upgraded to reduce the waiting time from three minutes to less than one minute, which will alleviate the congestion by 78% during evening peak hours and enhance the capacity of the intersection by 40%.
The project also includes improvement of the intersection with Al Khail Road by adding a ramp to serve the traffic movement heading north to Al Khail Road and the Business Bay Crossing. Thus, it will ease the existing congestion at Al Khail Road intersection.
Project Cost: AED800 million
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