By Staff writer
Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing Improvement Project will serve more than 650,000 residents
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened up a flyover leading to the western entrance of the new Dubai Creek – Dubai Creek Harbour development as part of the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing Improvement Project.
The project, which includes the construction of a new 740-metre bridge with three lanes, links traffic inbound from Dubai-Al Ain Road and Al Khail Road heading Eastwards to Dubai Creek – Dubai Creek Harbour.
The bridge has a capacity of 7,500 vehicles per hour in the entry direction, and 3,000 vehicles per hour in the exit direction.
“The project includes the construction of a new street of four lanes in each direction extending 1.5 km in addition to entry/exit points from and to the newly constructed buildings, to ease the movement of traffic inbound from Nadd Al Hamar Street-Ras Al Khor Road junction.
“The new network ensures free traffic flow to the newly constructed residential units at Dubai Creek area by linking with surrounding streets. Works completed included a modern lighting network of 108 light poles,” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA.
The Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing Improvement Project is one of the biggest projects RTA is seeking to complete over the next few years. It includes the construction of a flyover crossing over the Dubai Creek to link Jaddaf area with the street separating Dubai Creek and Dubai Festival City.
Once complete, it will reduce the journey time between the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Rd and Dubai-Al Ain Rd from 22 to eight minutes. Overall, it will serve more than 650,000 residents.