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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has unveiled plans for a new 1.4km four-lane bridge, a key component of the Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project. The bridge will connect Dubai Islands and Bur Dubai, providing improved connectivity for commuters.
Bridge Specifications and Capacity
The new bridge, spanning across Dubai Creek between the Infinity Bridge and the Port Rashid Development Project, will consist of four lanes in each direction. With a total capacity of 16,000 vehicles per hour in both directions, the bridge aims to enhance traffic flow and reduce congestion. Rising 15.5 meters above the waters of Dubai Creek, the project includes a 75-meter-wide canal to facilitate the passage of various types of ships.
Dedicated Lane for Cyclists and Pedestrians
In addition to vehicular lanes, the project prioritizes the safety and convenience of cyclists and pedestrians. A dedicated lane for cyclists and pedestrians will be incorporated on one side of the bridge. To further ease mobility, two elevators will be installed at both ends of the bridge.
Completion Timeline and Project Details
The Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project is anticipated to be completed by 2026. The comprehensive project includes the construction of surface roads extending approximately 2,000 meters to connect with existing roads on both ends of Dubai Islands and Bur Dubai.
Key Stakeholder Collaboration
The formal agreement for the construction of the bridge was announced by Mattar Al Tayer, RTA Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, and Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nakheel. This collaborative effort is part of the broader initiative to enhance connectivity to the Dubai Islands.
Al Tayer highlighted the strategic significance of the project, emphasizing its role in the Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project. This corridor, with an estimated cost of Dh5.3 billion, encompasses the construction of 15 intersections over 13 km. It is expected to serve one million people, connecting Deira and Bur Dubai, along with major development projects such as Dubai Islands, Dubai Seafront, Dubai Maritime City, and Port Rashid.
Al Shaibani noted that the Dubai Islands will become easily accessible by land and sea through well-planned road bridges and water transport, enhancing overall accessibility and connectivity for residents and visitors alike.
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