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RTA completes $68m of bridges and roadworks at DPR

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has announced the completion of $68m worth of bridges and roads at the soon-to-open entertainment development, Dubai Parks and Resorts

The bridges and roads are scheduled to open at the same time as Dubai Parks and Resorts on 31 October, 2016.
The bridges and roads are scheduled to open at the same time as Dubai Parks and Resorts on 31 October, 2016.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the completion of $68m (AED250m) worth of bridges and roads at Dubai Parks and Resorts (DPR).

The works included the integration of entry and exit points to link DPR with Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction of Abu Dhabi.

The contract involved the construction of a 1.5km-long three-lane bridge, and a 1km-long two-lane bridge in the vicinity of Seih Shoaib, according to state news agency, WAM.

Mattar Al Tayar, director-general and chairman of the RTA’s board of executive directors, said: “The project included constructing entry and exit points linking [DPR] with the Sheikh Zayed Road, in the direction from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, in the vicinity of Seih Shoaib.

“It comprised the construction of a three-lane bridge, stretching 1,500m, as the main entry on the Sheikh Zayed Road for vehicles coming from Dubai heading to [DPR],” he continued. “It also included the construction of a two-lane bridge stretching 1,000m as a main exit on Sheikh Zayed Road from [DPR] in the direction of Abu Dhabi.”

The project also comprised approximately 16km of roadworks to link DPR with Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed road. This section included a 7km-long, two-way dual carriageway, and additional works stretching 9km.

“The project works also included lighting, traffic signs, rainwater drainage, and utility lines, besides shifting and protecting [existing] utility lines intercepting the project works, such as electricity, water, communications, and others,” Al Tayer added.

Developed by Meraas, DPR comprises a selection of theme parks and entertainment venues, including Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai, Legoland Water Park, and Motiongate Dubai.

The bridges and roads are scheduled to open at the same time as DPR on 31 October, 2016.

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