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03 December 2023

Rashidiya Metro station bridges near completion

Layout of bridges leading to Rashidiya Station Project. (SUPPLIED)

By Staff Writer

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman and Executive Director, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), announced that project completion has reached 97 per cent in the bridges at the approaches of the entry/exit points of Rashidiya Metro Station, and 95 per cent of bridges and roads leading to Meydan Racecourse in Nad Al Sheba.

Bridges leading to Rashidiya Metro Station are currently undergoing final touches by contractors ahead of the opening. The project includes construction of directional ramps at the intersection of Emirates Road and Khawaneej Road.

It also includes construction of two bridges at Khawaneej Road in order to facilitate vehicular movement from and to the Park-and-Ride facility of Rashidiya Metro Station, with a total length of 2.5 km.

Early last year, RTA opened phase one of the project involving a bridge leading to the entry of the parking lot of the station, with a capacity to house about 2,700 vehicles.

"Construction of the project, which involves a cost of Dh699 million, comes as part of RTA's drive to improve and upgrade the network of main roads in Dubai, and link the Park-and-Ride facilities of the metro stations with the roads network within Dubai." Rashidiya Station is one of the key metro stations as it is the starting point of the Dubai Metro Red Line. The station is 130 metres long and 30 metres wide and has a capacity to handle 11,000 passengers per hour in each direction.

Al Tayer revealed that construction of roads and bridges leading to Meydan Racecourse were at an advanced stage and the contractor was about to finalise the project.

"This involves construction of bridges extending 2025 metres, including two entry or exit bridges extending 710 metres, and a VIP bridge linking Meydan with Dubai-Al Ain Road, that is 1,315 metres long.

"Construction works in the project will be finalised with the launch of the 15th Dubai World Cup on 27 March. The bridges will serve the Meydan project, which covers an area of 76 million sq feet and encompasses the biggest horse racetrack in the world in addition to a hotel, golf courses, malls, recreational facilities, modern stables, Godolphin gallery, waterways, restaurants and 10,000 parking lots."


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