Dubai’s $195m bridges project on track
Dubai, July 14, 2013
Construction at the Dh719 million ($195.7 million) Trade Center Bridges Project in Dubai has reached 90 per cent completion and the project is expected to open in the second half of November, said a top official.
Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), made the remarks following a tour to the project site where he was briefed by engineers about the work progress in the project.
The project encompasses the construction of 22 bridges of precast concrete units forming a corridor spanning 4,250 meters comprising two lanes in each direction together with a concrete ramp extending 120 meters added to serve the traffic outbound to Al Maktoum Bridge.
Al Tayer inspected the project components where construction works have been completed in most interchanges with main roads such as Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Rashid Road, and Zabeel 2 Road.
Al Tayer directed to assess the level of traffic safety in the bridge before being opened, particularly in the approaches of the World Trade Center, and erect cautionary signage for motorists to reduce speed well before vehicles start descending from the bridge. He also directed to study placing directive signs in the approach to the bridge to help motorists identify their destinations properly.
"The Trade Center Bridges Project is by far the largest phase of the Parallel Roads Project; which is one of the massive road projects undertaken by the RTA aimed at linking the Western Parallel Road with the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Road and Street 312 passing by the World Trade Center,” Al Tayer said.
“The project also serves the traffic in the opposite direction of Street 312 passing by the Trade Center heading towards Al Maktoum and Al Garhoud Bridges as well as the Dubai–Al Ain Road. It also includes improving the signalized junctions at the intersection of the Trade Center in addition to infrastructure and lighting works.” – TradeArabia News Service