Roads and bridges for Dubai Hills Mall scheduled for completion in H1 2020
The AED780 million ($212m) project to build roads and bridges to the new Dubai Hills Mall is 45 percent complete.
The work, at the junction of Umm Seqeim Street and Al Khail Road, is being carried out by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority in coordination with Emaar Properties and is due to finish in the first half of 2020.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the board of executive directors at the RTA, said: “The project encompasses the construction of 12 bridges, spanning 3,700 metres, with a width varying from 11 to 22 metres in addition to ramps connecting the bridges measuring 2,500 metres.”
The new bridges, which consist of four lanes in each direction, will separate the traffic from Umm Suqeim Street and Al Khail Road, leading to increase the traffic capacity in the area. The existing four lanes of Umm Suqeim Street will be maintained in both directions.
“The project covers the construction of internal roads at Dubai Hills Estate to ease the movement of residents of Al Barsha South 1 and 2, and link them with new roads and bridges. Works also include the installation of traffic signals, shifting of utility lines, and landscaping,” added Al Tayer.
Dubai Hills Mall features two million square feet of leasable space spread out over two floors. It is home to over 650 retail and F&B outlets including family entertainment offerings, a Cineplex and hypermarket.