DXB traffic set to ease further with completion of two bridges

The new bridges will increase capacity and slash transit times in the area

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Two new bridges at the intersection of Marrakech and Airports roads in Dubai have been completed and will open in two phases, according to Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The first stage will see traffic from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed road and Al Khawaneej to Deira permanently diverted to a new three-lane bridge, beginning on Friday, March 23. The parallel bridge will be closed pending the completion of works at the bridge’s entry and other construction projects.

The second bridge will open for traffic on March 30, with the ramp leading to Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3 opened by the end of April 2018.

Engineer Maitha bin Adai, the CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency, said that the project “will substantially reduce the waiting time at the intersection.”

The airport road improvement project also includes the construction of four junctions, at Al Rashidiya intersection, the intersection of Airport and Nad Al Hamar Roads, Airport and Casablanca Roads, and at Al Garhoud. More

By Bernd Debusmann Jr  arabianbusiness.com

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