UAE ministry opens $14.2m Etihad Road Bridge Phase 1 in Ajman

The first phase comprises three traffic lanes in each direction from the intersection of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Al Jamaa Road

The Etihad Road Bridge project is a part of a series of projects rolled out by the ministry.
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The Etihad Road Bridge project is a part of a series of projects rolled out by the ministry.

In its move to boost infrastructure development in the UAE, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MoID) has opened the Etihad Road Bridge Project, located at the intersection of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in the emirate of Ajman.

According to the deputy director of the Southern Region at the ministry, Eng. Abdulrahman Al Mahmoud, the first phase will increase the length of the Etihad Road Bridge Project from the intersection of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Al Jamaa Road up to the Al Zawra Roundabout by approximately 2.5km; and it comprises three traffic lanes in each direction.

Al Mahmoud added that the project, Phase 1 of which is valued at $14.2m (AED52m), will reduce traffic congestion by 75% in the area, the UAE’s state-owned Emirates News Agency (Wam) reported.

In terms of the construction, the project has been built in compliance with the highest international road standards, according to Al Mahmoud. He further added that the bridge would serve vehicles coming from Ajman, and heading towards Ras Al Khaimah.

The Etihad Road Bridge project is a part of a series of projects rolled out by the ministry, including constructing vital roads around the country to solve the problem of traffic jams.

According to the deputy director, all precautionary measures were put in place to ensure the safety of workers in such road projects. Meanwhile, construction progress was being monitored through live cameras located around project sites as well as with the use of drones.

The ministry has been using quality construction materials and creating green roads systems to achieve sustainable development and protect the environment.

In doing so it intends to bring down the consumption of several elements including, a reduction in CO2 emissions by 30%, levelling operations by 45%, electricity consumption by 50%, wastage of building materials by 70%, and construction period by 10%, Al Mahmoud added.

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