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New tunnels, roads in Dubai to ease traffic

Filed on November 3, 2019 | Last updated on November 3, 2019 at 05.42 am
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Construction of tunnels extends to 1.4km, and roads span 7km.

The tunnels and roads leading to the entry and exit points of 'Jewel of the Creek' have been completed, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced. The construction of tunnels extends to 1.4km, and roads span 7km.

These would be opened in coordination with the Dubai International Real Estate after the completion of construction works of the project, which sits between Al Maktoum and the floating bridges, the RTA confirmed.

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 sloping roads leading to the basement parking, it pointed out.

The project also includes the construction of a footbridge extending 81m crossing over Baniyas Street to be completed in the first quarter of 2020 together with other works, including lighting as well as protecting and shifting the existing utility lines," said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA.

"The northern access points of the project comprise entry points to the basement parking via the tunnel for traffic bound to the west of Baniyas Street and the traffic inbound from the sloping road of Al Maktoum Bridge. It also includes exit points for the basement parking through the tunnel heading east and west of Baniyas Street, in addition to exit points to the north-east leading to the eastern sloping road from Al Maktoum Bridge to Baniyas Street," he added.

"The eastern access points include surface entry points from and to the eastern basement parking, and single-lane tunnels for the basement parking accessible from Al Ittihad Street beside the floating bridge, and from Baniyas Street to the east. Works also include 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," Al Tayer pointed out.

The 'Jewel of the Creek' project, which spans an area of 125,675 square metres, encompasses a 5-star hotel with 438 rooms, four residential towers comprising 756 serviced apartments, 20 restaurants, man-made lake, and a waterfront promenade and marina for 65 berths. The project also includes a 4-star hotel with 403 rooms, 3-star hotel with 405 rooms in addition to two connected residential towers comprising 389 serviced apartments featuring an Arabic-Islamic design, mini-mall, and a parking space for about 6,000 vehicles.

Staff Reporter

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