Roadworks for the 12.5ha Jewel of the Creek – located between Al Maktoum Bridge and Floating Bridge – are 80% complete, with construction work being overseen by project developer Dubai International Real Estate and the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The construction of roads and underpasses for the project is due to complete by the end of June.
RTA’s director-general and chairman of its board of executive directors, Mattar Al Tayer, said construction work includes building 1.4km tunnels and 7km roads.
He added: “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 slope roads leading to the basement parking of the project.”
An 81m footbridge crossing over Baniyas Street will be built by Q4 2019, and also to be implemented are lighting installations, and work to protect and shift existing utility lines.
Jewel of the Creek’s northern access features entry points to the basement parking through the tunnel for traffic bound west of Baniyas Street, and for inbound traffic from the slope road of Al Maktoum Bridge.
The project’s eastern access includes surface entry points to and from the eastern basement parking, and single-lane tunnels for basement access from Al Ittihad Street, parallel to Floating Bridge.
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. بالفيديو: تفقد سعادة مطر الطاير سير العمل في مشروع الطرق المؤدية إلى (جوهرة الخور)، والذي يشمل تنفيذ المداخل والمخارج المؤدية إليه. كما يقع المشروع على مساحة 125 ألف و675 متر مربع ويتضمن تنفيذ أنفاق بطول 1.4 كيلومتر، وطرق بطول سبعة كيلومترات. Video: HE Mattar Al Tayer checked the progress of roads leading to the ‘Jewel of the Creek’ Project, including the construction of the entry and exit points leading to the ‘Jewel of the Creek’; the project is located in an area of 125,675 square meters and covers the construction of 1.4 km long tunnels, and 7 km long roads.
Roads will also be built for surface entry points for inbound traffic from Al Ittihad Street to the south. Single-lane tunnels will be developed to the east for the parking to provide an exit in the direction of Abu Dhabi and Al Ittihad Street to the north, according to state news agency, Wam.
Jewel of the Creek is a $1.1bn (AED4bn) masterplanned development that topped out in March 2016. The megaproject, initial planning for which began in 2006, comprises hotels and exhibition spaces.
According to Dubai Media Office, Jewel of the Creek features a five-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.
Jewel of the Creek is also home to a three- and a four-star hotel, which respectively comprise 405 and 403 rooms. Two of its 'connected' residential towers comprise 389 serviced apartments, in addition to a mini mall, according to the Dubai news agency's report.