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RTA opens two major bridges in Dubai

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened two major bridges on 3 February, 2018, as part of the improvement plan of Sheikh Rashid-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed street intersection

The opening of the two bridges will ease the traffic movement heading to Al Karama and the World Trade Centre junction in the direction of Sheikh Zayed Road. [representational image]
The opening of the two bridges will ease the traffic movement heading to Al Karama and the World Trade Centre junction in the direction of Sheikh Zayed Road. [representational image]

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened two major bridges on 3 February, 2018, as part of the improvement plan of Sheikh Rashid-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed street intersection.

The first bridge on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street comprises two lanes in each direction, and the second is a one-lane bridge stretching from Za’abeel Street towards Sheikh Rashid Street.

The opening of the two bridges will ease the traffic movement heading to Al Karama and the World Trade Centre junction in the direction of Sheikh Zayed Road, WAM reported. 

The tunnel is expected to be opened in both directions (Al Garhoud and Mina Rashid) in Q2 2018.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said: "The intersection of Sheikh Rashid and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed streets is a key part of a big project for improving Al Shandagha Roads Network. The project is located at the intersection of Sheikh Rashid Street in the direction of the northern end of Al Shandagha Network, and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street in the direction of the intersection with Al Kuwait Street."

He added: "The project is part of RTA’s master plan for the improvement of roads, bridges, crossings and underpasses to accommodate the growing traffic volumes, and ease the traffic movement in all parts of Dubai. It is also part of the overall efforts to implement RTA’s strategic plan for upgrading roads and transport infrastructure in Dubai. The objective is to develop integrated solutions of roads and marine network that are safe for users, capable of matching to the development plans and demographic growth and encouraging the development and investment in Dubai."

Related News: Dubai's RTA awards $370m contracts for Expo 2020 roads project

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