Another bridge opened on Al Khaleej Street on Saturday and is relied upon to ease traffic towards Bur Dubai.
The bridge stretches out up to 570 meters and involves three lanes toward Bur Dubai, just as a surface junction at the crossing point of Al Khaleej Street and Omar bin Al Khattab Street.
The opening is essential for Shindagha Roads Corridor, one of the greatest road projects at present attempted by the RTA that broadens 13km from Sheik Rashid Street and goes through Al Mina Street and Al Khaleej Street up to Cairo Street.
The new bridge, which serves traffic inbound from Al Mamzar and Deira Islands toward Shindagha Tunnel, is equipped for dealing with 4,800 vehicles each hour, Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said.
“The bridge can deal with 4,800 vehicles each hour. It serves the traffic on Al Khaleej Street inbound from the junction of Abu Baker Al Siddique Street and Deira Islands toward Shindagha Tunnel. Hence, it guarantees a smooth progression of traffic along Al Khaleej Street. RTA additionally opened a surface signalized junction at the convergence of Al Khaleej Street and Omar bin Al Khattab Street,” said Al Tayer.
“Traffic has likewise been redirected inbound from Al Mamzar, the junction of Abu Baker Al Siddique Street, and Deira Islands to the new bridge, and afterward to the surface junction at the crossing point of Al Khaleej Street and Omar bin Al Khattab Street. The venture satisfies all traffic security specifications like streetlamps, road markings, and directional signage as per the endorsed plans to guarantee top wellbeing levels for road clients and pedestrians,” he clarified.
Al Tayer further said that the Shindagha Roads Corridor Project was nearly arriving at its decision.
“The fruition pace of the current agreements of Shindagha Roads Corridor Project has reached 70%. Because of the gigantic extent of the undertaking, it had been parted into five stages that serve advancement projects in the spaces like Deira Islands, Dubai Waterfront, Dubai Maritime City and Mina Rashid. It can likewise oblige the projected future traffic volumes. Upon culmination, the task will stop the movement time across Shindagha Corridor from 104 minutes to only 16 minutes.
“RTA had achieved two stages including redesigning the junction of Sheik Rashid-Oud Metha Streets (Wafi Junction), and the crossing point of Sheik Rashid-Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Streets. Work is in progress in Phase III, which covers the development of Shindagha Bridge, upgrades of Corniche Street, crossing points on Al Khaleej road and Falcon Interchange. Last August, RTA opened bridges prompting the passage/leave points of Deira Islands at Abu Baker Al Siddique Street.
“Stage IV of the Project covers enhancements of Al Khaleej Street alongside the convergence with Abu Hail Street. It additionally covers upgrades of the convergence of Sheik Rashid Street with Jumeirah, Al Mina and Al Mankhool Streets. This Phase is relied upon to be finished before the finish of 2025. Stage V covers the development of bridges prompting Deira Islands southwards, which is set for consummation by 2027.