Deira-bound bridge on Dubai Airport Street opens today

The Marrakech intersection project includes an overpass on the Airport Street

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Deira-bound bridge on Dubai Airport Street opens today

Good news for motorists: The bridge at Marrakesh Street intersection on Airport Street will open on Friday, September 15, as part of the Airport Street Improvement Project and to ease the traffic flow towards Deira, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

The RTA said in a statement that the contractor has completed one of the bridges at Marrakech intersection in the direction from the Airport Street towards Khawaneej.

The Marrakech intersection project includes an overpass on the Airport Street, with three lanes in each direction, and a direct ramp from the bridge heading to Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport, thus obviating the need for waiting at the traffic lights.

The intersection also includes constructing a two-lane tunnel to serve traffic heading left from Airport Street towards Marrakech Street. The project will cut down the waiting time on the intersection from seven minutes to less than one minute.

Beginning on Friday, the traffic movement on Airport Street (Marrakech Intersection) on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Al Khawaneej Street, will pass through Rashidiya Intersection in the direction of Deira through the new flyover.

The RTA advised motorists heading toward Umm Rumool to take the right lanes as per the directional signs towards the signalised intersection.

The RTA will close the traffic movement coming from Terminal 1 of Dubai International Airport heading towards Deira to complete the remaining works at the new bridge at Casablanca intersection (Cargo Village). It will also provide an alternative route through Street No. 51 passing via Casablanca Street.

The improvement of the Airport Road Project is part of RTA’s plan to accommodate the projected growth in the number of passengers using the Dubai International Airport, which is expected to shoot to 92 million passengers by 2020.

The traffic study highlighted the importance of finalising the project by the end of 2017. The project will contribute to increasing the capacity of the Airport Road by 5,000 vehicles per hour, improving the traffic safety and reducing the travel time on Airport Street from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road to Casablanca Street from 30 to just five minutes. The project will also cut the waiting time at Marrakesh Street intersection from seven to one minute. More info

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