RTA chief confirms that Trade Centre Bridges Project 50% done

$195.85m project is the largest phase of the Parallel Roads project and will link the Western Parallel Road with Sheikh Rashid Road at Lamcy Plaza in a 312m long road passing by WTC

Almost half of the Trade Centre Bridges Project has been completed and is well on track to be finished by its scheduled November 2013 completion date, the head of the Roads and Transport Authority said on Friday.

Consisting of 22 precast concrete bridges and a separate 120m long bridge, the project will serve traffic outbound to Al Maktoum Bridge, Al Garhoud Bridge and parallel roads, Mattar Al Tayer,chairman of the board and executive director of RTA, said in a report carried by Gulf News, a Dubai based daily newspaper.

“The Trade Centre Bridges Project, which costs around $195.85m, is by far the largest phase of the Parallel Roads projects, which is one of the mega road projects being undertaken by the RTA, that aims at linking the Western Parallel Road with Sheikh Rashid Road at Lamcy Plaza complex in a 312m long road passing by the World Trade Centre,” he said.

The project will serve traffic passing along Trade Centre towards Al Maktoum and Al Garhoud Bridges, as well as the Dubai-Al Ain Road. Trucks moving toward Rashid Port heading towards the Dubai-Al Ain Road will also be served.

Several key phases of the Parallel Roads project have been completed, including the opening of the initial phase, which comprises of the construction of the roads at Al Barsha and Al Quoz Industrial and Residential areas, the newspaper said.

Furthermore, Al Tayer said that several key roads had been opened in the Business Bay area between Sheikh Zayed Road to the north, Meydan Road to the west, Financial Centre Road to the east and Al Khail Road to the south.

“Work is up and running in the completion of road works under Phase III (A) of the Parallel Roads Project in the area between Jumeirah Lakes Towers, which link new property developments in the area to the south of Sheikh Zayed Road between interchanges 5 and 5.5. The project includes the construction of a 10km long road of three lanes in each direction,” Al Tayer explained.

“Work is also progressing in Phase IV of the project, which serves Jebel Ali Free Zone, Al Maktoum Airport and the Industrial Area. This phase also comprises the construction of roads extending 22km with four lanes in each direction on the Eastern and Western Parallel roads,” he added.


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