Traffic disruption pledge over Dubai Canal project

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A contractor on the Dubai Canal project says his company will try and keep traffic disruption to a minimum when work gets underway.

The project involves constructing a bridge to take Sheik Zayed Road over the extension from Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf.

Guy Mehula, MENA president of construction company Parsons MENA president, said mitigation strategies would be key to making the project a success.

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“Any time we undertake one of these large projects, it is always critical to model the impact and look for the right mitigation strategies for the area and that is certainly going to be the case in these,” he said.

In March, US firm Parsons and Halcrow were awarded a joint tender to oversee construction of the canal, which includes elevating three major roads, relocating utilities and constructing the 2.8km-long canal.

China State Corporation was this month awarded a contract for the construction of bridges on Al Wasl and Jumeirah Beach. Traffic on most internal roads in Al Wasl has been diverted, while traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road is set to be diverted from October 25.

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