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Roadworks completed to Dubai's Jewel of the Creek mega project

RTA has confirmed that 1.4km of tunnels and 7km of roads have been built

Roadworks completed to Dubai's Jewel of the Creek mega project

Tunnel and road works leading to the Jewel of the Creek mega project in Dubai are complete.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed construction work on 1.4km of tunnels and 7km of roads – a contract worth AED375 million ($102m), which was awarded in 2017 – had been completed.

The ground and basement access points of the Jewel of the Creek project have been linked with Baniyas Street to the north, and Al Ittihad Street to the east through streets, tunnels and sloping roads leading to the basement parking.

"The project also includes the construction of a footbridge extending 81 metres crossing over Baniyas Street to be completed in the first quarter of 2020 together with other works including lighting as well as protecting and shifting the existing utility lines," explained Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.

The Jewel of the Creek Project, which spans an area of 125,675 square metres, encompasses a 5-star hotel with 438 rooms, four residential towers comprising 756 serviced apartments, 20 restaurants, a man-made lake, and a waterfront promenade and marina for 65 berths.

The project also includes a 4-star hotel with 403 rooms, and a 3-star hotel with 405 rooms in addition to two connected residential towers comprising 389 serviced apartments featuring an Arabic-Islamic design, mini-mall, and parking space for about 6,000 vehicles.

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