The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has opened the bridge linking Dubai Media City and the Greens for traffic, providing a direct link between the two sides of Sheikh Zayed Road in that area.
Engineer Maitha Mohammed bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency, said: “The Bridge, whose designs and construction phases have been endorsed and supervised by the RTA as per the applicable specifications in Dubai Emirate, serves roads users on both sides of Sheikh Zayed Road; namely Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Knowledge Village on the one hand, and the Greens, Tecom, and Emirates Hills on the other.
“The Bridge, which is being constructed at the cost of Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority (Tecom), comprises two lanes in each direction and two surface signalized intersections at both ends of the Bridge. Opening the Bridge will ease the traffic congestion on Sheikh Zayed Road, particularly in the sector from Street 331 (4.5 Interchange) and the 5th Interchange.
“RTA is keen on linking the two sides of Sheikh Zayed Road with roads & bridges network serving the inhabitants of those areas, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and the residential blocks at the opposite side of the road to ease the mobility between the two sides of Sheikh Zayed Road; which contributes to the fulfillment of RTA vision of providing Safe & Smooth Transport for All.
“In future, the new Bridge will provide a link between the Parallel Roads and Al Wasl Road through capitalizing on Al Safouh Tunnel linking the neighbourhood of the Knowledge Village and Jumeirah up to Al Wasl Road. It will also open up more options to motorists in travelling from areas in the vicinity of Emirates Hills to Jumeirah and Al Wasl Road.
“Opening the Bridge coincides with the construction of a series of road projects in the area such as the Parallel Roads Project which, upon completion, will integrate with the new Bridge, play an instrumental role in distributing traffic movement and flow across the area, and cope with the projected increase in population and vehicular movement associated with the completion of several property development projects in the area” said Maitha in a concluding remark.