Construction of three bridges that will lead to the Deira Islands will begin soon, it was announced on Saturday.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and master developer Nakheel has awarded the contract for constructing the Dh447 million bridges project.
The 1.6km bridges will improve the entrances and exits of the Deira Islands at the intersection of Al Khaleej and Abu Baker Al Siddique streets. Another 140-metre bridge will be constructed along with a slip road at the islands. Additionally, an existing bridge will undergo improvements that include pavement, rails, traffic signs, utility lines, and street lighting.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, said: “The project includes a two-lane bridge offering free-flowing traffic from Deira Islands to Al Khaleej Street northward; a three-lane bridge providing free traffic from Deira Islands to Al Khaleej Street southward; and a two-lane bridge offering free traffic from Al Khaleej Street southward to Deira Islands.
“Al Khaleej Street flyover allows the construction of two bridges in the direction of Abu Baker Al Siddique Street in the future.”
The project will enhance the capacity of Al Khaleej Street over 1.8km from Abu Hail intersection northward to Al Baraha Hospital southward. “Two signalised intersections will be added at the intersection of Al Khaleej Street with both Abu Hail and Abu Baker Al Siddique streets. These improvements are part of future improvements of the Shandagha Roads Network,” said Al Tayer.
Deira Islands is Dubai’s new waterfront. It consists of four man-made islands reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf along the coast of Deira spanning 17 million square metres – rendering it the largest development project in Deira.
The project comprises the construction of hundreds of hotels, furnished flats, mixed-use buildings and marinas. The new project is expected to attract about 250,000 residents and 80,000 employees. More
By Staff report https://www.khaleejtimes.com