Rashid Hospital Tunnels to ease traffic in Dubai

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By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: After a wait of more than three years, motorists will be able to zoom past Broadcast Roundabout on their way to the Floating Bridge as the Rashid Hospital Tunnels Project gets ready for traffic.

Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News The last phase of work in full swing at the Rashid Hospital tunnels project which is set to ease traffic in the area.
Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News The last phase of work in full swing at the Rashid Hospital tunnels project which is set to ease traffic in the area.

The Dh722 million project is currently receiving its finishing touches and is most likely to open to traffic by the end of this month.

According to a senior Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) official, the structural elements and roadworks have been completed, while the installation of signs and electromechanical work are close to completion.

The project will facilitate the movement of 6,000 vehicles per hour, easing traffic around Broadcast Roundabout and will make accessing the Floating Bridge easier for hundreds of motorists.

“The project is part of a master plan aimed to ease congestion in the vicinity of Rashid Hospital and ensure smooth traffic flow in the area. The project will ensure a non-stop connection between the Floating Bridge and two busy roads, consequently saving considerable time for motorists,” said Maitha Bin Udai, CEO of the RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency. More info