By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Traffic diversions on Shaikh Zayed Road are set to begin on October 25 as work on phase one of the Dubai Canal project gathers pace, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Saturday.
Gulf News reported the diversion plans last month that will facilitate construction of a 16-lane bridge on Shaikh Zayed Road, allowing the proposed Dubai Canal to flow underneath.
The diversions, which will stretch for more than 800 metres, are designed to ensure free-flowing traffic on Shaikh Zayed Road during the period of construction of the flyover as well as the canal.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA, inspected the canal works as well as the Jumeirah Beach project.
He said work on diversion of all utility lines underneath the area of construction is about to be completed and construction of additional lanes on Shaikh Zayed Road to facilitate smooth diversion of traffic will begin in July. He said that the first stage of diversion in the direction of Abu Dhabi will begin on October 25.
Being built at a cost of Dh500 million, phase one of the prestigious project involves construction of a 16-lane flyover and work on the flyover will begin only when traffic on Dubai’s busiest road is diverted smoothly. More info