Improving Important Traffic Hub in Dubai
CDM Smith was commissioned by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority to design and supervise the major widening of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road, Stage 2, which is located in the eastern part of Dubai metropolitan area and running in the north-south direction. The project, which was split into several phases, started at the Arabian Ranches Interchange to the north up to the beginning of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Road at the border to Abu Dhabi in the south.
The improvements involved the widening of the existing highway along an approximate length of 33 km. The widening took place on the median side and comprised the construction of three additional lanes in each direction to eventually form a 12-lane divided highway with inner and outer shoulders, separated by a double-faced concrete barrier. The project scope also included the development of the extension of the Academic City Road that runs parallel to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road for an approximate length of 24 km. The total project length was divided into different contracts.
The works also included the provision of street lighting services to the proposed roadway facilities, crossing ducts for different utilities, and the relocation and/or protection of existing services affected by the proposed highway scheme based on coordination and approval of the respective utility authorities. CDM Smith's services included preliminary study, preliminary and final design, and construction supervision.