Two bridges connecting the upcoming Dubai Parks and Resorts project with Sheikh Zayed Road have been completed, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed.
The Dhs250m bridges project, undertaken in collaboration with Meraas, has been completed in time for the theme park complex’s opening later this month, a statement said.
The project included constructing entry and exit points linking the project with Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in the vicinity of Seih Shoaib.
That included a three-lane bridge stretching 1500 meters as a main entry on the Sheikh Zayed Road for vehicles coming from Dubai heading to Dubai Parks.
A two-lane bridge stretching 1000 meter as a main exit on Sheikh Zayed Road from Dubai Parks in the direction of Abu Dhabi has also been built.
The project also comprised road works within Dubai Parks linked with Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road extending about 16km.
“The project works also included lighting, traffic signs, rainwater drainage, utility lines, besides shifting and protecting utility lines intercepting the project works such as electricity, water, communication and others,” said Mattar Al Tayer, RTA director-general and chairman.
“The new bridges have been designed to meet all needs of the Dubai Parks project,” the statement added.
The Dubai Parks & Resorts project comprises three theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and Legoland Dubai and one water park – Legoland Water Park.
The project also includes 35 retail outlets, 20 F&B shops, 65 restaurants and several other retail outlets along the Riverland complex.
The development also features Hotel Lapita, a Polynesian themed resort comprising 503 rooms.
The mega project was initially scheduled to open on October 1, although it has now been delayed to the end of the month.