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Dubai’s Hessa Street to Undergo Dh689 Million Transformation for Increased Capacity and Enhanced Connectivity


Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced a significant upgrade to Hessa Street with a contract valued at Dh689 million. The project aims to double the street’s capacity, expanding it from two lanes to four in each direction, facilitating the smooth flow of up to 8,000 vehicles per hour in both directions. Additionally, a 13.5-kilometer cycling track will be constructed, enhancing accessibility and promoting sustainable transportation.

Hessa Street serves as a vital connector between Dubai’s primary highways, including Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Khail Road, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road. It is a crucial route for various popular communities in New Dubai, such as Al Barsha, JVC, Al Sufouh, and Dubai Sports City.

The project encompasses a 4.5-kilometer stretch from the intersection with Sheikh Zayed Road to the intersection with Al Khail Road. Four major intersections along Hessa Street will undergo significant improvements, including Sheikh Zayed Road, First Al Khail Street, Al Asayel Street, and Al Khail Road.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of RTA, highlighted the project’s positive impact on numerous residential and development communities, including Al Sufouh 2, Al Barsha, and Jumeirah Village Circle. The population benefiting from this project is projected to exceed 640,000 individuals by 2030.

A notable feature of the project is the construction of a 13.5-kilometer cycling track, designed to accommodate bicycles and e-scooters, as well as pedestrians. This track will serve as a crucial link between Al Sufouh, Al Barsha, and Barsha Heights, enhancing accessibility to commercial and service destinations, including the Dubai Internet City Metro Station.

Furthermore, the project includes the creation of two bridges for the cycling track. The first bridge crosses Sheikh Zayed Road, while the second spans Al Khail Road. These bridges are meticulously designed, drawing inspiration from the surrounding environment, and will provide a safe passage for cyclists and pedestrians alike.

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