All roadworks scheduled for completion by June end.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the completion of 80% of road works leading to Jewel of the Creek Project undertaken in collaboration with Dubai International Real Estate.
The project, which lies between Al Maktoum and the Floating Bridges, boasts of a design rendering it a landmark tourist destination, adding further prominence to the city and the tourist profile of the area.
All construction of road works and underpasses of the project are scheduled for completion by June end.
Al Tayer made this statement during a site visit of the project, which includes the construction of entry and exit points of the Jewel of the Creek Project, which promises to be an iconic architectural addition to the shores of Dubai Creek.
Explained Al Tayer: “The project includes the construction of tunnels extending 1.4 km and roads spanning 7 km.
“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.”
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.
The Jewel of the Creek Project, spans in an area of 125,675 square metres, encompasses a 5-star hotel with 438 rooms, four residential towers, 20 restaurants, a man-made lake, and a waterfront promenade and marina for 65 berths.