$545m canal project making good progress, says RTA

Transport boss Mattar Al Tayer says phase 1 now 40% complete; work also underways on phases 2 and 3

$545 million Dubai Canal Project is now 40%.
$545 million Dubai Canal Project is now 40%.

The first phase of the $545 million Dubai Canal Project is now 40 percent, with work also progressing on phases two and three, a senior official said on Saturday.

Mattar Al Tayer, chairman and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) extended his "sincere thanks" to residents and road users in areas impacted by major traffic diversion works required for the construction to take place.

Construction of the Dubai Water Canal project will be split in three contracts - the first comprising the construction of bridges across the Water Canal on the Sheikh Zayed Road consisting of eight lanes in each direction.

The second contract includes the construction of bridges across the Water Canal on the Jumeirah and Al Wasl Roads spanning three lanes on the Jumeirah Road and two lanes on Al Wasl Road in each direction, in addition to a flyover from Al Wasl Road to Al Hadiqa Road in the direction of the Sheikh Zayed Road.

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