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Phase II of Dubai Canal project set for completion in 2016

CSCECME handed contract worth $104.5mn for construction of bridges across Jumeirah and Al Wasl Roads

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Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently endorsed the contract awarded for Phase II of the Dubai Water Canal Project, which includes the construction of bridges on the Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads.

“The contract of Phase II encompasses the construction of bridges on Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads above the Dubai Water Canal enabling the passage of 8.5 meters-high yachts, and the construction of a free and integrated multi-tier interchange providing a traffic link between Al Wasl, Al Hadiqa and Al Athar Roads in a smooth manner after the project completion to replace the existing light signals,” Al Tayer added.

The contract for Phase II also includes utility diversion works beneath the Canal and the construction of spare conduits for utility lines underneath the Canal to meet expected future requirements.

“The RTA has drawn up plans governing traffic diversion to ensure smooth traffic flow such that the engineering design of the temporary traffic diversion will conform to the specifications of permanent roads in terms of engineering design, levelling of the asphalt surface, and the provision of lighting compatible to the design speed of the road in order to ensure the traffic safety of all road users.

Worth $104.5 million, the contract for Phase II will be undertaken by China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCECME) and is expected to be completed by the final quarter of 2016, Al Tayer said.

Completion of the phase will “coincide with the completion of Phase I of the project covering the construction of a bridge on the Sheikh Zayed Road passing over the course of the Canal, allowing free navigation around the clock.

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