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Old July 18th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #1
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#PROJECT: DOUBLE DECKER ROADS

I think this deserves its own thread... massive!

Use this thread for future double decker road projects as well

Double decker road to open in 2008


DH605m two-layer structure on Dubai's Doha street will accommodate the increasing volume of traffic.

Dubai: The first double decker road in Dubai will be built on Doha Street to cater for increasing traffic near new developments such as the Burj Dubai - deemed the tallest building in the world.

The two kilometre two-layer road is part of the bigger Ras Al Khor Road Network project, which is being built at a cost of Dh1.85 billion in line with directions from His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The double decker road will improve traffic on Al Doha Road and ensure smooth traffic flow to new development projects such as the Burj Dubai and the Dubai International Financial Centre.

The two-layer road includes three lanes towards Jumeirah and five lanes towards the Al Khail Road, and will accommodate 9,000 vehicles per hour.

This project will start in August this year to be completed in August 2008, at a cost of Dh605 million.

"All our new projects are designed to reduce traffic congestion in the whole city and not just one area," Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), told a press conference on Tuesday.

Maitha Obaid Bin Udai, Chief Executive Officer of the Traffic and Roads Department at the RTA, Nabeel Mohammad Saleh, Director of the Roads Department, and Badar Al Siri, Director of the Traffic Department, were also present to explain the upcoming road projects.

The Ras Al Khor Road network project consists of a new road corridor stretching almost 15 km from the airport tunnel in the north through to the first Intersection (Defence Roundabout) on Shaikh Zayed Road in the south.

"It is the biggest road network project ever launched in Dubai in terms of its impact on traffic in the emirate," said Al Tayer.

The project also involves the construction of Ras Al Khor Bridge (the fourth crossing over the creek) and an expressway from the first Interchange on Shaikh Zayed Road, passing through Doha Street and Jeddaf and linking with the airport tunnel via the fourth crossing.

The fourth crossing will comprise 13 lanes with six lanes towards Bur Dubai and seven lanes towards Deira. It will have a capacity of 27,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.

The new crossing will open to traffic in January 2007.

There will be a total of five free flow interchanges that will include construction of more than 20 bridges and five tunnels.

The project has been divided into six contracts.

Four of them are under construction to be completed in March 2008 while the full road network will be operational by August 2008.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 11:44 PM   #2
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i also think this project is one of the most important road developments for dubai apart from the metro and creek crossings.

i think they should not build 8 lanes, but even 10 or 12, so that they won't have to extend it later on.

remember this will not only serve BD and DIFC as main access but also BB and even The Lagoons.

what i would like to see is a whole new map showing RaK road network along with 1st IC.

also, i want to see the plans for Al Khail road which might become the new SZR in some years..

btw poor al murooj

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overall i really think the RTA will be able to handle the traffic in the end.
since they newly launched it, they have done so many massive things which don't only seem to be smaller improvements and trying to repair the things rushed and missed before, but really have a concept.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 11:48 PM   #3
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what i would like to see is a whole new map showing RaK road network
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Old July 18th, 2006, 11:49 PM   #4
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Looks like 2009 is really going to be a new era in Dubai's history after all... I have lost count of the number of great projects that will be completed or partly completed by 2009
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Old July 18th, 2006, 11:54 PM   #5
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lol ok thanks.

a pity well this is really important, it means access (and good access) to BD etc from Airport withouth having to use Trade centre R/A and avoid Garhoud.

they have to focus in out metha road (which they do) and al khail road (which they also do afaik)

very good. oh and they have to connect the metro to Burj dubai station from Garhoud running along al Khail road, this would mean access for BB DIFC Lagoons, festival city and even CV.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 01:48 AM   #6
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the double-decked part seems fine where it is. This road is definitely needed with business bay, etc coming up.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:09 AM   #7
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not enough, all roads in dubai should be double deckerd lol
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:14 AM   #8
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now watch out for those crazy emirati teenage boys try their stunts with their white nissan patrols on top of these deckered roads
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:19 AM   #9
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no way, General Dhahi will be still alive
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:25 AM   #10
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ever wonder if they got interested in building roads in mid air...

Dubai...
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:37 PM   #11
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now watch out for those crazy emirati teenage boys try their stunts with their white nissan patrols on top of these deckered roads



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About time they worked on the Defence R/A area and the Doha Road, been in need for improvement for years now. Personally that means more waiting because of construction!
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Old July 19th, 2006, 06:31 PM   #13
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lol, in post 3, if u look at the chart thing it says the project costs 603 dirhams
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Old July 19th, 2006, 06:53 PM   #14
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605 dirhams actually


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Old July 19th, 2006, 09:06 PM   #15
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Not good!

They should find other solutions to solve traffick jams.

Dubai should be more like Manhattan in NY tayher than LA.
You can live with out car in NY but not in LA.
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People in Dubai have way too much money.... it'll hurt their ego to ride in the metro so they will never give up their SUVs
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That is problem!
They cmpensate "something" with cars
Dubai will sink with / to cars

Cant they create some kind of Vertu cabins to metro for rich people
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no matter how luxurious u make the metro... it will still hurt the pride and ego of the rich in Dubai... they are too used to their Range Rovers and Benz to hop on a metro to get from say Satwa to Jumeirah...

The only way they can make people use the metro (other than the lower and middle class) is by introducing taxes for vehicle owners - london style
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Or taxes like in Finland ;-D
Gasoline is at the moment 1.45 € / litre
And ofcourse you need to pay huge taxes when you buy car and use it.
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More roads = more pollution. I just don't see Dubains as the ideal hybrid-loving ppl, unless the government can change the mindset of the people. I just hope the Metro reduces traffic, not increase it.
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