By Staff www.emirates247.com
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed that completion rate in Phase I of the Dubai Water Canal project had hit 40 per cent.
Works under Phase I include the construction of a bridge on the Sheikh Zayed Road comprising eight lanes in each direction.
Al Tayer also reported that completion rate in Phase II, which includes constructing bridges on Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads, had reached 25 per cent.
The completion rate of Phase III that includes constructing a 3 km-long canal connecting the Business Bay Canal with the Arabian Gulf, had hit 15 per cent.
“The Contractor of Phase I of the Project started construction works in the Northern Bridge on the Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction of Dubai, nearby the Red Line of Dubai Metro. Fifty per cent of excavation works and casting of concrete piles have been completed, and the Northern Bridge is expected to open in the fourth quarter of this year.
“The construction of the bridge in the direction from Dubai to Abu Dhabi would follow. The company also embarked on constructing service roads in the Business Bay area after shifting the existing utility lines in situ,” explained Al Tayer. More info