Dubai's RTA opens 700m-long Wafi Bridge worth $24m

Wafi Bridge, with a capacity of 3,300 vehicles per hour, is part of the road agency's mandate to improve traffic flow in Bur Dubai, RTA chief Mattar Al Tayer said

Wafi Bridge spans 700m in Dubai. [Image: Dubai Media Office]
Wafi Bridge spans 700m in Dubai. [Image: Dubai Media Office]

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened the $24m (AED88m) Wafi Bridge. 

The development was part of RTA's Improvement of Wafi Interchange project, which comprised the construction of a 700m three-lane bridge from Oud Metha Road towards Sheikh Rashid Road, onto Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Saada Road. 

Total capacity of the bridge is 3,300 vehicles per hour. 

Remarking on the bridge's opening, Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, said: "The Improvement of Wafi Interchange project primarily aims at improving the leftward traffic flow coming from Oud Metha in the North to merge with Sheikh Rashid Road to the west, through the construction of a directional ramp ensuring free and safe traffic movement."

“Upgrading Wafi Interchange is part of the integrated solutions charted by RTA to address snarls at Bur Dubai," Al Tayer continued, according to Dubai Media Office.

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