Dubai Airport Street Project 50% complete

Dubai's Airport Street Project covering Rashidiya and Casablanca intersections is almost 50% complete 

Phase 1 of the Airport Street Project was likely to be opened this December. [representational image]
Phase 1 of the Airport Street Project was likely to be opened this December. [representational image]

Dubai's Airport Street Project covering Rashidiya and Casablanca intersections is almost 50% complete. Mattar Al Tayer, the director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said that the $110m (AED404m) development is due for completion in the first half of 2018. Al Tayer stated that Phase 1 of the Airport Street Project was likely to be opened this December, while the entire project will be ready in the first half of 2018.

Phase 2 of the project, covering Nad Al Hamar and Marrakech intersections, has reached 40% completion.

According to Trade Arabia, Al Tayer was speaking after his inspection on the project site.

Al Tayer said: "Works completed so far included Al Khawaneej-bound Bridge at Al Rashidiya Intersection and one out of five bridges at Marrakech Intersection in the same direction."

He added: "Works in a tunnel at Marrakech Intersection will start this July. The progress in construction works has reached 70% in the flyover at Nad Al Hamar Intersection, whereas completion rate in the flyover at Casablanca Intersection has reached 50%."

The scope of work includes the construction of bridges, a tunnel at Marrakech Intersection, and bridges at Rashidiya Intersection as well as the Airport St. junctions with Casablanca St. and Nad Al Hamar St.

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