RTA opens footbridges on Khalid Bin Al-Waleed, Al-Maraba streets
In addition to the footbridges on the two streets, work is underway to implement a bridge on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed works on two pedestrian bridges - on Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street in Bur Dubai, and on the Al-Maraba Street in Al Quoz.
The authority announced the opening and implementation of the footbridges with an aim to safeguard the safety of pedestrians and to strengthen the link between regions, residential communities, and commercial stores, it confirmed in a statement.
The executive director of RTA's Traffic and Roads Agency, Eng. Maitha bin Adi said that the Khalid Bin Al Waleed street has been recorded as vital and is among the crowded commercial streets throughout the year. The bridge on the street is equipped with electric lifts and facilitates the movement of the public between the two sides of the street.
Eng. Maitha bin Adi said that the footbridge on Al-Maraba Street mainly serves the residents in the area; facilitates workers' movements; prevents blockage of the road; and minimises accidents.
The official explained that work is currently underway to implement the pedestrian bridge on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).
The bridge, which is the first of its kind will have four stairs linking the four sides on the intersection. The executive director further stated that the bridge on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street will be unique in its design; its design will be inspired by the nature of the buildings and coastal sites in the region.