DUBAI 4 June 2017: The ongoing roadworks on the southern boundary of Business Bay connecting Al Khail Road and Financial Centre roads, will be over by end of the year, according to Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).
Mattar Al Tayer, RTA Director-General and Chairman, said completion rate had exceeded 90 per cent in the project works of the bridge running from Al Khail Road to the Financial Centre Road.
Works on the Dh177 million project, which is undertaken by RTA in coordination with Emaar Properties, are expected to be completed by the end of this year.
The project comprises the construction of a bridge linking Al Khail and Financial Centre roads. The bridge consists of two lanes in one direction stretching 1,270 meters with width ranging from 11 to 15 meters. It is built on individual pillars and crosses over the Dubai Water Canal.
The project works also included lighting as well as the shifting of impacted infrastructure services such as water, electricity, irrigation, drainage and communication lines.
During his inspection visit, Al Tayer was briefed on the project, which starts from the intersection of Ras Al Khor Road and Al Khail Road with the aim of easing and routing traffic. The existing road will be widened by adding two lanes in a 480 meter-long sector to ensure a smooth traffic flow from the intersection of the Dubai-Al Ain Road at Al Khail Road and along the Upper Deck of the Financial Centre Road. An entry point will also be provided to the parking terminal of the Dubai Mall expansion project.
The project will ease the traffic flow along the Financial Centre Road as well as the surface intersections by reducing the vehicular density on the intersections leading to the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. It will step up the capacity of the Road to as many as 4,500 vehicles during peak hours, serve a host of development projects, and alleviate the pressure on the existing roads network.
The project has become vital to accommodate Emaar’s massive expansion of the Dubai Mall, rendering it capable of receiving more than 100 million visitors per annum. The expansion includes the construction of a Fashion Avenue beside the existing mall involving the addition of 75 thousand square meters in addition to 25 thousand square meters as car parking.
By Rajive Singh