Mattar Al Tayer, RTA’s director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Saturday that 80 percent of road works leading to ‘Jewel of the Creek’ project, have been successfully completed. Construction of the project’s road works and underpasses is scheduled for completion by the end of June.
A collaboration between RTA and Dubai International Real Estate, the project, which lies between Al Maktoum and Floating bridges, will be a tourist destination on the shores of Dubai Creek.
During a site visit towards the construction of entry and exit points of the Jewel of the Creek project, Al Tayer said, “The project includes the construction of tunnels extending 1.4km and roads spanning 7km. 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.”
He added that the construction of a footbridge extending 81m over Baniyas Street, which is part of the project, along with another lighting works and movement of the existing utility lines would be complete by the last quarter of this year.
What’s under progress?
Entry points to the basement parking through the tunnel for traffic bound to the west of Baniyas Street and inbound traffic from the slope road of Al Maktoum Bridge are part of the northern access points of the project. In addition, exit points for the basement parking through the tunnel to Baniyas Street towards the east and west and to the north-east leading to the sloping Eastern road from Al Maktoum Bridge to Baniyas Street are also part of the northern access points.
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 which provide an exit in the direction of Abu Dhabi, along with Al Ittihad Street to the north are also under construction.
A five-star hotel with 438 rooms, four residential towers comprising serviced apartments, 20 restaurants, a man-made lake, a waterfront promenade, and a marina for 65 berths are a part of ‘The Jewel of the Creek’ project. A three and four-star hotel, two connected residential towers featuring an Arabic-Islamic design, a mini-mall, and a parking space for about 6,000 vehicles are also included.