Rashid Hospital Tunnels in Dubai 'near completion'

02/03/2010 - Dubai Lifestyle News
Rashid Hospital Tunnels in Dubai 'near completion'

Posted by Ashley Waterman

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed that construction of the Rashid Hospital Tunnels Project to relieve traffic congestion in the region is progressing smoothly.

Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of the organisation, said that 65 per cent of the work on the tunnel is finished, while 75 per cent of the road development is completed.

Those buying in Dubai will be able to benefit from the initiative when it is unveiled as commuters will be able to access the Tariq Bin Ziad and Umm Hurair roads more easily, as well as the intersection of Riyadh Road leading up to the Floating Bridge.

Mr Al Tayer added that the project "is part of an RTA master plan" to improve access, explaining: "Upon completion of the project the capacity of roads within the project zone is set to rise to about 6000 vehicles per hour."

Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority recently announced that the infrastructure work on Al Marjan Island, the first man-made island in Ras Al Khaimah, is also progressing at a good pace.

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