The roads around Business Bay will be transformed by 2018, with two new bridges and three underpasses to be built there soon.
Mattar Al Tayer, the Director-General of the Roads and Transport Authority, announced the new Dhs335 million project over the weekend:
“It comprises the construction of a 295 metre-long bridge at the junction of Al Meydan Street and Al Sa’ada Street, and another 240 metre-long bridge of three lanes in each direction.”
This image shows where the new bridges will be built (the yellow is where a bridge will go). It looks like the construction will particularly ease traffic along Al Meydan Street (which connects Al Quoz, Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road).
The project will also mean three new underpasses – one that will allow people to turn left from Al Sa’ada Street to Al Meydan Street, another that will run along Al Sa’ada Street, and the third will be designed for the crossing of horses in the Godolphin Stables area. (In the above image anywhere highlighted red is where a new underpass will go).
Another new addition will be a two-lane ramp serving traffic going from Al Khail Road towards Al Asayel Road in the direction of Oud Metha. The ramp will be likely to go somewhere near the red square in the Google Maps image below:
There will also be general works to expand roads and add service lanes along a four kilometre stretch.
Also, while talking about the Business Bay upgrades Al Tayer mentioned that the two bridge crossings over the Dubai Water Canal will be finished by August, meaning the Abu Dhabi-bound roadworks on SZR will no longer be an issue.
Here’s a video that shows a bit more of the Business Bay construction:
All of these developments are part of the Parallel Roads Project, which is going to see 108 km of road built from Sheikh Rashid Road to Abu Dhabi in order to ease traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Some of the work already completed include Oud Metha Road extending 5km to connect with Business Bay and part of Al Meydan Road growing by 12km to join Hessa Road.