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Dubai Mall Zabeel parking tower bridges work completed


Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that the work on the bridges leading to entry/exit points of The Dubai Mall Zabeel multi-level parking tower has been completed and is set for inauguration on October 29.

A bridge linking The Dubai Mall Zabeel parking building with the upper level of Financial Centre Street will be opened along with another bridge extending from the parking building to the direction of Sheikh Zayed Road and Jumeirah.

A footbridge linking the parking with Dubai Mall will also be opened, said a statement.

The contractor is currently carrying out final works to bridges linking the upper level of the Financial Centre Street and Dubai Mall’s cinema parking. The opening date will be announced later in coordination with Emaar.

Announcing the project completion, Mattar Al Tayer, the director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, said: "The project undertaken by RTA in collaboration with Emaar Properties covers the construction of bridges extending 1,860 m with width varying between 4.5 and 10 m."

"Bridges connect entry/exit points of the Financial Centre Street with the cinema parking at Dubai Mall and the new Zabeel parking building. Works also include a footbridge measuring 210x17 m and a vehicles bridge measuring 360x9 m linking Zabeel parking building with Dubai Mall in addition to lighting and utility works," stated Al Tayer.

The project complements the bridge linking Al Khail Road and the Financial Centre Street RTA had accomplished in co-ordination with Emaar extending from the interchange of Ras Al Khor and Al Khail Roads to the Financial Centre Street.

The scope of work in included a bridge extending 1,270 m in length and 11 to 15 m in width and built on single columns crossing over Dubai Water Canal.

RTA said the opening of the bridge has streamlined the traffic flow on the Financial Centre Street and surface junctions and eased vehicular density at junctions leading to Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.

It has increased the street capacity to 4,500 vehicles per hour at peak times, served other development projects and eased the pressure on roads network in the area, it added.-TradeArabia News Service

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