The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a new bridge connecting Al Manama and Al Meydan streets crossing the Dubai-Al Ain road. RTA therefore removed the previous roundabout and adjusted the sloping ends of the existing bridges on Al Meydan Street.
The bridge spans 328 meters and consists of 4 lanes in each direction. The inclined ends of the bridge extend for 400 meters and the capacity of the bridge is 16,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.
The new bridge is part of the Dubai-Al Ain road improvement project currently under construction by RTA. The scope of the project covers the construction of six key intersections and the widening of the road from 3 to 6 lanes in each direction. on a 17 km stretch from the intersection with Emirates Road to the intersection of Bu Kadra and Ras Al Khor, ”said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the RTA.
The project, he said, includes re-marking the traffic lanes at the intersection of Al Manama Street and Dubai Al Ain Street, and the construction of a 4-land bridge in each direction for connect Al Meydan and Al Manama streets and serve the development projects of Meydan.
The intersection will improve road safety and make it easier to move around the intersection during rush hour, Al Tayer said.
RTA completed 85% of the construction works of the Dubai-Al Ain road improvement project; one of the largest infrastructure projects currently undertaken by RTA.
When completed, the project is expected to benefit around 1.5 million people, improve traffic flow and improve the connection with Ras Al Khor Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street and Emirates Road.
Al Tayer said the new bridge would also serve existing and future development projects on both sides of the Dubai-Al Ain road, and double road capacity from 6,000 vehicles to 12,000 vehicles in each direction.
“It will also reduce the transit time on the road from the Bu Kadra intersection to the Emirates Road intersection from 16 to 8 minutes, which will dampen the growls that stretched for about 2 km,” he said. -he adds.