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Dubai to construct two major roads worth US$190 million

The two major road projects will provide access to Bluewaters Island and International City. (Image source: Traveltourplanet/Flickr)

Dubai has announced two new major road projects, worth US$190mn, which will lead to International City and Bluewaters Island

The projects have been approved by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE.

According to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), one of the projects will serve as an entrance to Bluewaters Island, a tourist attraction off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).

Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of the RTA, said the road to Bluewaters Island will comprise the construction of a 1,400-metre long bridge stretching from Bluewaters Island to Jumeirah Lakes Towers Junction.

The bridge will have two lanes in each direction and a dedicated track for a monorail, added authorities.

The second road project is to provide additional access to International City, a low-cost residential area spanning eight square kilometres. The project includes widening the existing entry point to International City by adding an extra lane to accommodate traffic, stated the RTA.

The project also includes transforming the existing traffic signal on Al Manama Road into a flyover, allowing free turns in all directions.

Al Tayer added, ?This project is undertaken in collaboration with Nakheel, the master developer of the International City project.?