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RTA opens major 666-m two-lane bridge in Dubai

DUBAI, June 10, 2024

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a major bridge as part of the Garn Al Sabkha-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road Intersection Improvement Project. 
 
The project is part of RTA's master plan to develop strategic east-west traffic corridors and arterial roads, such as the recently completed Al Yalayes Street and Expo Street. 
 
These corridors support Dubai's mobility networks, serve many development projects on both sides and accommodate current and future traffic volumes.
 
The Garn Al Sabkha-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road Intersection Improvement Project involves the construction of four bridges, totalling 2,874 m in length and with a capacity of 17,600 vehicles per hour. 
 
According to RTA, the first is a 943-m bridge at the intersection of Garn Al Sabkha Street and Al Asayel Street, with two lanes in each direction and a capacity of 8,000 vehicles per hour in both directions. It will facilitate the flow of traffic between Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.
 
The second is a two-lane bridge spanning 601m designed to serve traffic from Garn Al Sabkha Street, east towards Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street, and north towards Al Qusais and Deira. The bridge has an estimated capacity of 3,200 vehicles per hour.
 
The third is a two-lane bridge extending 664m that enables smooth traffic flow by eliminating interference from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road vehicles heading north to Al Yalayes Street towards Jebel Ali Port. It has an estimated capacity of 3,200 vehicles per hour.
 
The fourth bridge, which opened yesterday (June 9) is 666m long and has two lanes. It is estimated to have a capacity of 3,200 vehicles per hour.
 
It helps improve traffic flow by separating traffic from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to the service road leading to the entrances of Jumeirah Golf Estate and Dubai Production City.
 
Announcing the launch, Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at RTA, said the completion rate had reached 90% in Al Garn Al Sabkha-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road Intersection Improvement Project. 
 
The project constitutes a crucial link between Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, thus facilitating the traffic flow between Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, First Al Khail Road, and Al Asayel Street, stated Al Tayer.
 
"Upon completion, the project will reduce the distance and travel time from Garn Al Sabkha Street to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road towards Al Qusais and Deira by 40%, from 20 to 12 minutes during peak hours. It will also decrease the journey time for motorists travelling from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road heading towards Al Yalayes Street in the direction of Jebel Ali Port by 70%, from 21 minutes to 7 minutes," he added.
 
The project involves 7 km of road works, including improvements to the surface intersections on the service road parallel to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. It encompasses streetlights, traffic signals, traffic systems, stormwater drainage networks, and irrigation systems.-TradeArabia News Service



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