UAE grants a 332 million AED contract for Umm Suqeim Road Development
In line with the visionary directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to embark on a significant project the development of Umm Suqeim Street.
Connecting Dubai's Transverse Axes
This initiative, with a budget of 332 million dirhams, aims to bolster the city's road network infrastructure, aligning it with the rapid urban development and population growth experienced by the Emirate of Dubai.
Strategic importance and visionary leadership
Mattar Al Tayer, the RTA's Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Directors, stressed the development of Umm Suqeim Street's strategic importance. It is an essential step towards improving the connectivity of the north-south and east-west road axes. This project comes after the successful completion of Umm Suqeim Street's 2013 expansion from Sheikh Zayed Road to Al Khail Road, which involved building two bridges and three pedestrian bridges.
The Umm Suqeim Street expansion extends 4.6 kilometres to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road from its connection with Al Khail Road. Improving the Al Barsha Street and Kings School crossroads with an 800-metre tunnel that can accommodate four lanes in each direction is a crucial component of the project. There will also be the establishment of a surface intersection with traffic signals. Enhancing connectivity between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Emirates Road, Al Khail Road, and Sheikh Zayed Road is a major goal of this project.
Increased capacity and reduced travel time
The projected impact of the project is significant, as it will enable Umm Suqeim Street to handle 16,000 vehicles per hour in both directions. The anticipated increase in capacity is anticipated to optimise traffic flow and drastically cut the travel time from 9.7 to 3.8 minutes between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and Al Khail Streets. With a population of approximately two million, the development is expected to benefit a variety of residential and development sectors, such as Al Barsha South First, Second, and Third and the Dubai Hills area.
Building on past success
This initiative builds upon the RTA's past achievements, particularly the 2013 completion of the first phase of the Umm Suqeim Street development project. The successful execution included two bridges, signalised intersections, and pedestrian bridges to facilitate safe crossing between the Al Quoz and Al Barsha areas. Notably, the 2020 opening of the Bridges and Roads Project for Dubai Hills Mall featured a main bridge along Umm Suqeim Street, further enhancing the area's connectivity.
The Umm Suqeim Street development project stands as a testament to Dubai's commitment to progressive infrastructure development, ensuring the city's road network evolves in harmony with its expanding urban landscape.