Dubai RTA awards $24m deal to build Wafi Bridge
Comprising a three-lanes, the bridge will stretch from Oud Metha Road to the Sheikh Rashid Road
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a AED88 million ($23.9mn) contract to build the Wafi Bridge.
Comprising a three-lanes, the bridge will stretch from Oud Metha Road to the Sheikh Rashid Road.
"This project is undertaken as part of RTA 's endeavours to improve & upgrade roads network in the Emirate of Dubai, and is considered a strategic traffic corridors envisaged in the Master Plan of Roads in the Emirate. Wafi Interchange is a vital traffic link with several main roads as it intersects with the Sheikh Rashid Road and Oud Metha Road. Moreover this interchange is currently experiencing heavy traffic as a result of the massive number of vehicles using it and the overlap with the curves of the interchange," said Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA.
No details have as yet been released on the firm carrying out the project or its timeframe.
Al Tayer added: "This project encompasses the construction of a three-lane bridge from Oud Metha Road (nearby Latifa Hospital) in the direction of Sheikh Rashid Road and from there to the Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Saada Road (viaduct leading to the Dubai World Trade Centre) extending 700 metres with a capacity to handle around 3300 vehicles per hour. The new Interchange will sort out the overlapping traffic issue and ease the traffic flow to all directions in the interchange.
It is hoped the new interchange will result in a smooth traffic movement from Oud Metha Road to the east in the direction of Al Ain, and from Sheikh Rashid Road in the direction of Oud Metha to the west (Umm Harir, Oud Metha districts).