Dubai’s infrastructure and mobility will get a further push with a series of mega projects that include building of the Metro Route 2020, completion of Dubai Canal and expansion of Airport Road, among others.
“The RTA is going ahead with its drive to meet the requirements of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021, and prioritise the construction of infrastructure projects as spelt out in these plans,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.
Work on the Route 2020 Project, which will be an extension of the Dubai Metro’s Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and Tower station to the Expo 2020 site, is expected to begin early next year.
The construction of the Dubai Water Canal project is currently under way and the canal is expected to be ready by October 2016. The canal will link the Business Bay District with the Arabian Gulf.
The water canal, which crosses the heart of Dubai, adds multiple tourist attractions and a new dimension to Dubai city.
Work is currently under way on excavating the canal and building bridges crossing the canal on Shaikh Zayed Road, Jumeirah Road and Al Wasl Road. The canal will also feature five marine transport stations.
The project will feature a range of deluxe luxury houses, footpaths, and cycling tracks, as well as retail outlets, luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants.
Infrastructure projects will also include expansion of Airport Road into a major highway as well as widening of Al Wasl and Jumeirah roads, and the International City Road.
In addition to the project of constructing a network of highways, as well as entry and exits leading to the Expo site, the parallel roads project at the Gardens, the Academic City Road improvement project and Al Fay Street improvement project will be among the major infrastructure projects.