In the midst of the Dubai Canal project, the diversion work for the construction of flyovers situated on Jumeirah Beach Road and Al Wasl Road will kick off soon.
It is said that the plan for the diversion is being set up at this time and construction work will start following the conclusion of the diversion work on Shaikh Zayed Road.
The Dh2 billion project in Al Safa locality is expected to turn the area into a leisure and amusement hub with malls, hotels, restaurants, walkways, pedestrian and traffic bridges, and marine transport and leisure facilities It is divided into three phases which were contracted to different firms in order for the work to progress at once.
The phase one of the project, which began in November and costs Dh580 million, comprises the tracing and redirecting the underground utility lines together with the construction of a 16-lane flyover on Sheikh Zayed Road where the canal will flow.
The Phase two worth Dh384 million involves the building of six-lane bridges each on Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads. The bridges next to Sheikh Zayed Road flyover will be raised by eight meters to allow full time navigation for the vessels in the canal.
Phase three is about the diggings to be done to connect Dubai Creek with the Arabian Gulf starting from Sheikh Zayed Road, crossing Safa Park and Jumeirah 2 and ending at the Arabian Gulf next to the southern end of Jumeirah Beach Park. The works cost Dh802 million.
The RTA assured that traffic flow on all three roads will not be affected by the construction and there will be no changes on the number of lanes.
Expected to be all set by September 2016, the three-kilometer canal will make the Bur Dubai side of the city into an island.