Dubai Water Canal flyover on Shaikh Zayed Road to open fully in July

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By Staff  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: The second half of the Shaikh Zayed Road flyover, part of the Dubai Water Canal project, will be open by July, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Saturday.

Construction work of the Dubai canal rapidly progressing Image Credit: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News
Construction work of the Dubai canal rapidly progressing Image Credit: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News

Work on the 16-lane flyover began in November 2014 and in January this year RTA opened the first part of the flyover for Sharjah-bound traffic. From July, Abu Dhabi-bound traffic will also move on the flyover, allowing for canal drilling work underneath.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said that work on the canal is on schedule and 92 per cent of the project has been completed.

The flyover, located near interchange two on Shaikh Zayed Road, stretches for 800 metres and will allow passage of yachts up to 8.5 metres high.

Meanwhile, RTA has awarded a contract worth Dh703 million for Phases 4 and 5 of the canal project.

Phase 4, which costs Dh307 million, will see completion of infrastructure works required to serve property development on both sides of the canal, including roads works and utility lines.

Phase 5, which is being carried at a cost of Dh396 million, will link the Business Bay Canal with the Dubai Water Canal terminating at the Arabian Gulf. Work includes building quay walls of precast concrete slabs all along the stretch of the canal and diverting utility lines and key services to give way for completing the construction work of the canal. More info

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