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Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that the company building the $196m Rashid Hospital Tunnels project has completed construction and is putting the finishing touches to the tunnels, which are set to open on June 30.
After a wait of more than three years, motorists will be able to zoom past Broadcast Roundabout on their way to the Floating Bridge as the Rashid Hospital Tunnels Project gets ready for traffic. The Dh722 million project is currently receiving its finishing touches and is most likely to open to traffic by the end of this month.
"The construction of Rashid Hospital Tunnels Project is part of a master plan aimed to ease the traffic congestion in the vicinity of Rashid Hospital and step up the traffic flow in the area. Upon the project completion, the capacity of roads within the scope of the project is set to rise to as much as 6000 vehicles per hour.
The seventh crossing over Dubai Creek called ‘Dubai Smile’, the bridge that will replace the Floating Bridge, will open for traffic in the middle of 2013, Khaleej Times has learnt. The crossing, which links the emirate’s two flanks, lies near Dubai Creek Park, Wonderland and Dubai Courts on the Bur Dubai side and Deira City centre and Dubai Golf club on the Deira side.
“The Rashid Hospital Tunnels is being constructed as part of an integrated project through which the RTA is seeking to reduce traffic congestions in the vicinity of Rashid Hospital, and raise the traffic flow in the area. The total capacity of roads located within the project domain is poised to rise upon the project completion to 6,000 vehicles per hour,” said Al Tayer.
New roads linking Al Riyadh and Oud Metha streets, expected to open to traffic by the middle of this year, will ease traffic woes in the Rashid Hospital area, Mattar Al Tayer, Executive Director of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said yesterday. The new roads are part of the Dh700 million Rashid Hospital Tunnels Project, which is scheduled to be completed by mid-2013.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, said the Rashid Hospital Tunnels Project is part of a master plan aimed to ease the traffic congestions in the vicinity of Rashid Hospital and ensure smooth traffic flow in the area. “Upon completion of the project, the capacity of roads within the surroundings of the project will rise to about 6,000 vehicles per hour.”