By Staff writer
Works include 13 bridges with a combined capacity of 23,500 vehicles per hour
Construction work to build roads and bridges leading to the new Dubai Hills Mall project have been completed.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the project, which includes 13 bridges extending 3,700 metres in length and 11-22m in width, with a combined capacity of 23,500 vehicles per hour, had now finished.
The main bridge on Umm Suqeim Street was opened on Saturday, while the opening of other bridges will be timed with the opening of the mall situated at the intersection of Umm Suqeim Street and Al Khail Road.
“The completion of roads and bridges leading to Dubai Hills Mall, along with the associated infrastructure works and improvements of Umm Suqeim Street, will provide direct entry and exit points for the area from and to Al Khail Road and Umm Suqeim Street. This will ensure a seamless traffic flow to and from the Dubai Hills Mall,” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA.
“The project provides three entry points to those coming from Deira, Umm Suqeim and Jebel Ali as well as direct exit points to Al Khail Road and Umm Suqeim Street. It will increase the capacity of Umm Suqeim Street and junctions; which will streamline the traffic flow in both directions of the street. Such improvements will slash the transit time on Umm Suqeim Street in the sector between Mohammed bin Zayed and Al Khail Roads from 18 to 7 minutes,” he added.
Ten of the bridges have entry and exit points to and from Dubai Hills Mall from Al Khail Road. The new bridges have lanes leading directly to the Mall, with an intake of 7,500 vehicles per hour.
While Umm Suqeim Bridge, which extends 500 metres and comprises four lanes in each direction, can handle up to 8,000 vehicles per hour per direction.
The project serves about 115,000 residents of nearby communities such as Al Barsha South, Arjan, Dubai Hills and others.
The project also includes the improvement of internal roads at the Dubai Hills Estate to ease the movement of residents of Al Barsha South 1 and 2 by linking with the new roads and bridges and Dubai Hills Estate. Works included traffic signals, shifting power and utility lines, and landscaping.