The completion rate in Phase I of the Dubai Water Canal project had hit 40%. Works under Phase I include the construction of a bridge on the Sheikh Zayed Road comprising 8 lanes in each direction. Al Tayer also reported that completion rate in Phase II, which includes constructing bridges on Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads, had reached 25%. The completion rate of Phase III that includes constructing a 3 km-long canal connecting the Business Bay Canal with the Arabian Gulf, had hit 15%.
The Contractor of Phase I of the Project started construction works in the Northern Bridge on the Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction of Dubai. 50% of excavation works and casting of concrete piles have been completed.
Phase I of the project comprises constructing a bridge on the Sheikh Zayed Road crossing over the Canal waterway in such a way allowing free navigation around the clock. Impacted roads would be rerouted to ensure a smooth traffic flow between the two shores of the new Canal. About phase II, work is progressing according to the plan in Phase II of the project, which includes the construction of bridges on Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads, with a completion rate of more than 25%. The contractor is currently constructing bridges on Al Wasl Road, where drilling works and casting of concrete piles & columns had been completed. The company also started preparatory works of Phase II of the traffic diversion. In Jumeirah Road, excavation works are underway to protect the utility lines in preparation for constructing the traffic diversion. Phase II includes the construction of bridges on Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads over the Dubai Water Canal at a height of 8.5 meters allowing yachts to pass underneath. It also includes the construction of a fully-fledged multi-tier flyover to link the traffic between Al Wasl, Al Athar and Al Hadeeqa Roads in order to ensure full traffic flow.
In parallel to this development, Completion rate in Phase III has so far exceeded 15%. Work is currently underway to complete the protection of utility lines and the shifting of sewage lines on both sides of the Canal, besides constructing sewage pumping station and coastal works for the breakwater.
It should be noted that phase III of the Dubai Water Canal Project includes digging the Water Canal, building the Canal sides and constructing 3 pedestrian bridges linking the two sides of the Canal. It also includes constructing 4 marine transit stations to enable marine transit modes offer convenient and effective water-transport, especially after the completion of several of islands in the Arabian Gulf, such as The World and Jumeirah 2.