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  • RTA opens ramp linking Al Aathar, Al Hadiqa Roads as part of Dubai Water Canal Project
RTA opens ramp linking Al Aathar, Al Hadiqa Roads as part of Dubai Water Canal Project

The Roads and Transport Authority has actually opened on (Saturday) a new bridge serving the traffic inbound from Al Aathar Road heading towards Al Hadiqa Road above Al Wasl Road. The ramp will alleviate the traffic circulation coming from Jumeirah Road and Al Aathar Road in the direction of Al Hadiqa Road and Sheikh Zayed Road. RTA will preserve the very same variety of existing lanes of Al Wasl Road in both directions with a slight repositioning of the light signal to enable the service provider total works associating with the Dubai Water Canal Project.

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said: "Work is advancing according to the set time chart of the project where completion rate of the whole project is as much as 80 %. The contractor of the initial phase, which includes the building of a bridge on the Sheikh Zayed Road making up 8 lanes in each direction, had completed construction works early January this year in the northern bridge on the Sheikh Zayed Road in the instructions from Abu Dhabi to Dubai stretching one kilometer. The business then started building works of the southern bridge in the instructions from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, where building works of the preliminary stage are expected to be finished this August.

"Completion rate of the bridge on Al Wasl Road has actually exceeded 90 % and is expected to be completed by the end of this May. Conclusion rate of the bridge on Jumeirah Road had gone beyond 35 %, and is expected to be opened by the end of this July. The agreement of Phase II of the job incorporates the construction of bridges on Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads increasing 8 meters above the Water Canal enabling the passage of boats listed below. Functions likewise consist of the building of a bridge serving the traffic motion incoming from Al Aathar Road and outbound to Al Hadiqa Road above Al Wasl Road as much as Sheikh Zayed Road to make sure a smooth traffic flow instead of the existing light signal. Construction works likewise consist of bridges leading the recommended peninsula to the south of Jumeirah Park, and the moving of energy lines below the Canal in addition to laying alternative avenues below the Canal bed to accommodate expected future requirements.

"Work is gathering pace in Phase III of the project involving drilling works of the water canal, which are anticipated to be finished this September. The contract of Phase III covers the drilling of a water canal extending 3.2 km, building the sides of the Canal connecting the Dubai Creek with the Arabian Gulf, extending from the Sheikh Zayed Road and passing throughout Al Safa Park and Jumeirah 2 and ending in the Arabian Gulf at the southern part of the Jumeirah Beach Park. The project likewise includes the building of three pedestrian bridges linking the two shores of the Canal and four marine transit stations to reinforce the role of aquatic transit services. Phase III likewise includes land-filling works to develop a man-made peninsula along the Jumeirah Park, which will double the beach line of the Park, enhance the park location, and provide a room for additional leisure activities.

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