Dubai opens new phase of Water Canal project traffic diversions


By Staff

Dubai’s transport authority said on Sunday it has opened the second phase of traffic diversion works in connection with the construction of the Dubai Water Canal project.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has started diversion works on Al Wasl Road near Safa Park.

Engineer Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, said: “Works are continuing in the construction of the Dubai Water Canal project according to the timetable set, and completion rate in the project has so far touched 33 percent.

“Works include opening a main traffic diversion on Al Wasl Road with the same number of lanes of the existing road, besides widening Al Bili Road to make it a dual carriageway to divert traffic thereto instead of Al Athar Road which will be partially closed nearby Al Wasl Road.

“A service road will be provided to serve the local traffic through Al Baqqara Road. Accordingly, the traffic signal at the junction of Al Wasl and Al Athar Roads will be abolished and replaced by a new traffic signal at the intersection of Al Wasl and Al Bili Roads.”

She added: “Arrangements are in hand for constructing alternative roads to Al Hadeeqa Road to enable the smooth construction of bridges on Al Hadeeqa Road. The diversion will be fitted with all traffic safety means such as signals, directional signs with cautionary lights, street lights and concrete barriers to enhance the protection and separate the traffic movement from project works areas.” More info