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JLT road construction to be completed this year

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July 7, 2013 10:49 by



The Parallel Roads Project is almost near completion, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Phase three of the AED 450 million project at Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) has seen 75 percent completion and the remaining work will be completed by the end of this year. Phase three features an extension of the Western Parallel Road within the JLT district, which will connect with Sheikh Zayed Road and Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

The project also includes an upgrade of the Eastern & Western Parallel Roads in both directions within Jebel Ali Industrial Area and JAFZA South. Six bridges and four footbridges will also be built in order to ease traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road and the Industrial Area. It will also create a link between the investment and economic zones of the Dubai World’s projects, as well as, connect Jebel Ali Port with Al Maktoum International Airport, and build a road that leads to the Expo Road of Jafza. 12 light signals have been added in the Business Bay area as a part of the Parallel Roads Project, and thus linking the area to Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road.

Phase three of the project was launched in September 2011 and roads were improved in areas such as Jebel Ali Racecourse, Emirates Hills, Springs, Meadows, Jumeirah Islands and Jumeirah Park. The 20-kilometer road is part of the Parallel Roads Project and comprises of three to four lanes in each direction, including six bridges and three underpasses crossing the eastern and western roads.



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