Trade Centre Bridges Project 50 per cent complete-RTA

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By Staff  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Almost half of the Trade Centre Bridges Project has been completed and is on track for the November 2013 completion target date, a senior Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) official announced yesterday.

    Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News     Bridge construction work in progress between Trade Centre and Zabeel park.
Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Bridge construction work in progress between Trade Centre and Zabeel park.

The Project comprises the construction of 22 precast concrete bridges, as well as another 120 metre-long concrete bridge added to serve traffic outbound to Al Maktoum Bridge, Al Garhoud Bridge and parallel roads.

“The Trade Centre Bridges Project, which costs about Dh719.37 million, is by far the largest phase of the Parallel Roads Project which is one of the mega road projects undertaken by the RTA that aims at linking the Western Parallel Road with Shaikh Rashid Road at Lamcy Plaza complex in a 312 metre-long road passing by the World Trade Centre,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA,

The project will serve traffic passing along Trade Centre towards Al Maktoum and Al Garhoud bridges as well as the Dubai–Al Ain Road. It will also serve trucks moving from Rashid Port heading towards the Dubai–Al Ain Road.

It will also serve trucks moving from Rashid Port heading towards the Dubai–Al Ain Road, and includes signalised junctions at the intersection of the Trade Centre in addition to infrastructure and lighting works.

The RTA has already accomplished key phases of the Parallel Roads Project, including the opening of the initial phase which also comprises the construction of roads at Al Barsha and Al Quoz Industrial and Residential areas spanning Hissa Road in the south and Meydan Road in the north extending 15km on the Eastern Parallel Road and 18km on the Western Parallel Road. More info

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