By Staff writer
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority expects construction to be completed in June 2020
Construction progress on the bridges leading to the entrance of Deira Islands has reached 75 percent, according to Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, the director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The work covers the construction of three bridges of six lanes in each direction linked with the bridge crossing over the Water Canal.
“RTA expects construction to be completed in June 2020,” Al Tayer said during a tour of the project.
The project is aimed at improving the entry and exit points of Deira Islands at the intersection of Al Khaleej and Abu Baker Al Siddique streets. The construction includes bridges extending 1.6 km in addition to a six-lane bridge extending 140 metres together with a slip road on Deira Island’s side.
The existing bridge will also undergo renovations covering re-pavement, rails, traffic signs, utility lines and street lighting.
Additionally, RTA will expand the capacity of Al Khaleej Street over 1.8 km stretch from Abu Hail intersection northwards to Al-Baraha hospital southwards through two junctions at the intersection of Al Khaleej street with both Abu Hail and Abu Baker Al Siddique streets to replace the existing roundabouts.
These improvements are part of future improvements of Shindagha Corridor.
The Deira Island project consists of four man-made islands reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf along the coast of Deira spanning 17 million square metres; rendering it the largest development project in Deira.
The project comprises the construction of hundreds of hotels, furnished flats, mixed-use buildings and marinas. It is expected to attract about 250,000 residents as well as 80,000 employees.
According to traffic studies conducted by the RTA, the project will generate approximately 110,000 journeys during peak hours.