RTA completes 80% of roads leading to ‘Jewel of the Creek’ project

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DUBAI, 6th April, 2019 (WAM) -- Eighty percent of the work on the road leading to "Jewel of the Creek" project undertaken in collaboration with Dubai International Real Estate has been completed, the Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has announced.

The project lies between Al Maktoum and the Floating Bridges. All construction of road works and underpasses for the project are scheduled for completion by June-end.

During a tour of the site, Mattar Al Tayer, RTA Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, said, "The project includes the construction of tunnels extending 1.4 km and roads spanning seven kilometres. The ground and basement access points of the Jewel of the Creek Project have been linked with Baniyas Street to the north, and Al Ittihad Street to the east through streets, tunnels and slope roads leading to the basement parking of the project."

"The project also includes the construction of a footbridge extending 81 metres crossing over Baniyas Street by the last quarter of this year together with other lighting works as well as protecting and shifting the existing utility lines," explained Al Tayer.

The Northern access of the project comprises entry points to the basement parking through the tunnel for traffic bound to the west of Baniyas Street and the traffic inbound from the slope road of Al Maktoum Bridge. It also includes exit points for the basement parking through the tunnel to Baniyas Street towards the East and West in addition to exit points to the North-East leading to the sloping Eastern road from Al Maktoum Bridge to Baniyas Street.

The Eastern access includes surface entry points from and to the Eastern basement parking, and single-lane tunnels for the basement parking access from Al Ittihad Street parallel to the Floating Bridge, and from Baniyas Street to the East. Work also includes the construction of roads for the surface entry points for the traffic inbound from Al Ittihad Street to the South, and single-lane tunnels to the East for the parking to provide an exit in the direction of Abu Dhabi and Al Ittihad Street to the North.

Jewel of the Creek spans an area of 125,675 square metres.

 

WAM/Nour Salman