RTA opens new Dubai Water Canal bridge

Source:  www.gdnonline.com

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a new bridge as part of the Dubai Water Canal project.

The ramp will ease the traffic flow coming from Jumeirah Road and Al Aathar Road in the direction of Al Hadiqa Road and Sheikh Zayed Road, said a statement from RTA.

RTA will maintain the same number of existing lanes of Al Wasl Road in both directions with a slight repositioning of the traffic signal to enable the contractor complete works relating to the Dubai Water Canal project, it stated.

Mattar Al Tayer, the director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, said work is progressing as per schedule, with as much as 80 per cent of the project complete.

“The contractor of the initial phase, which includes the construction of a bridge on the Sheikh Zayed Road comprising eight lanes in each direction, had completed construction works early January this year on the northern bridge on the Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction from Abu Dhabi to Dubai stretching 1 km,” stated Al Tayer.

“The company then started construction works of the southern bridge in the direction from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, where construction works of the initial phase are expected to be completed this August,” he added.

Al Tayer said the work on the bridge at Al Wasl Road was about 90 per cent ready and was due for completion by May-end. More info

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