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Dubai’s RTA awards Dhs450m contract for Falcon Junction project

Dubai’s RTA awards Dhs450m contract for Falcon Junction project

The project is part of Phase III, expected to be completed by 2022, of the Al Shindagha Corridor Project

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Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a Dhs450m contract for the Falcon Junction project, part of the Dhs5.35bn Al Shindagha Corridor Project.

The Falcon Junction project involves the construction of two bridges along Al Khaleej Street which will link with Shindagha Bridge (Infinity) Northwards and is expected to ease traffic along the Al Khaleej and Al Mina Streets, provide entry/exit points for Rashid Port, and will also feature parking spaces under the new bridge.

The first bridge extends 750metres northwards, and the second stretches 1,075 metres southwards.

Each bridge will comprise of six lanes in each direction with a capacity of 12,000 vehicles per hour in each direction.

The project includes the construction of a single-lane 250-metre bridge to turn right from Khaled bin Al Waleed Street to Al Khaleej Street which will have a capacity of 1,600 vehicles per hour.

Also, a two-lane 500metre tunnel will allow left turns from Khaled bin Al Waleed Street to Al Mina Street and will be capable of handling 3,200 vehicles per hour.

The project includes additional infrastructure work including the implementation of a surface signalised junction linking Al Khaleej with Al Ghubaiba and Khaled bin Al Waleed Streets and the construction of pavements, lighting, traffic systems, rainwater drainage network and irrigation systems.

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“The Falcon Junction Improvement Project is part of Al Shindagha Roads Corridor Improvement Project undertaken over five phases extending 13km along the Sheikh Rashid, Al Mina, Al Khaleej and Cairo Streets,” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.

Of the five phases of the Al Shindagha Corridor Project, two are complete which included upgrading the junction of the Sheikh Rashid-Oud Metha Streets and the construction of two bridges on the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street.

The Dhs450m contract for the Falcon Junction project is one of six contracts that will be awarded for Phase III of the project which is expected to be completed by 2022 and will include bridges that extend 8.5km, tunnels spanning 500m, and surface roads extending 8km.

Phase IV, meanwhile, which is set to be completed by 2025 will include the improvements along Al Khaleej Street that incorporates the construction of bridges stretching 3.4km, tunnels extending 2.25km, six surface junctions and roads extending 5.1km.

The final Phase V of the project is expected to be completed by 2027 and will include the construction of southwards 1.5km bridges leading to Deira.

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