Location of sixth Dubai Creek crossing revealed

Crossing expected to run from Culture Village, through Sama Dubai's 'The Lagoons'.

Dubai Creek currently has five points at which to cross, made up of four bridges and one tunnel. (Getty Images)
Dubai Creek currently has five points at which to cross, made up of four bridges and one tunnel. (Getty Images)

The location for the sixth crossing on Dubai Creek has been revealed - it is expected to run from Culture Village, through Sama Dubai's 'The Lagoons' and onto the other side of the Creek.

A source close to the project, who wished to remain unnamed, told Construction Week that the project is still under assessment by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

"I don't think they've [the RTA] decided as yet whether it's going to be a bridge or a tunnel that will run under the Creek," said the source. "But plans should be a bit clearer within the next month or two as a lot of developments are coming up in that area."

The RTA has refused to reveal any further details on the project except that the sixth crossing will be built to the south of Business Bay Crossing.

In an earlier statement, Mattar Al Tayer, executive director, RTA, said: "It is still to be finalised whether we should build bridges or tunnels across the Creek."

So far, there are five Creek crossings: Al Shindagha Tunnel, Al Maktoum Bridge, the Floating Bridge, Al Garhoud Bridge and Business Bay Crossing.

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