The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is almost done under Period 1 of the main traffic diversion on Al Wasl Road close to Safa Park necessary as part of planning’s for start Period 2 of the Dubai Water Canal Project.
The deviation is approximately to be completely opened by the last of October 2014. The diversion spread more or less half a kilometer and retains the similar number of the existing lane in order to ignore any negative repercussion on the traffic movement.
In this sight, Engineer Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, He said: “Works are increase and carry out in the Dubai Water Canal project and shifting ahead according to the timeline set. The plan works dictate divert the traffic on Al Wasl Road; adding diverting the traffic stream from and to Abu Dhabi to the traffic diversion underway while maintaining the same number of lanes.
The new traffic change will be fitted with all the required traffic safety means such as signals, warning lights on the street and solid barriers. Work has started in laying utility line conduits under the path of the proposed Canal (Mainland side) while defending and diverting utility lines under the traffic diversion path. At the same time as with this diversion, manufacture works will start on the bridge on Al Wasl Road in the way of Abu Dhabi, once the traffic faction is running directly through the traffic diversion.”
Works in the Water Canal project are distributed into 3 phases; the early phase includes the creation of bridges across the Water Canal on the Sheikh Zayed Road sector where eight-lane bridges rising eight meters above the water level will be constructed in every way, thus enabling free marine direction-finding in the canal around the clock, besides carrying out a number of improvement on the specific roads network intersecting the course of the Canal.