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RTA says Deira Island bridges works 75% complete

Deira Islands to attract 250,000 residents and 80,000 employees, developer says

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) says that construction of the bridges leading to Deira Island is 75% complete. The scope of works includes the construction of three bridges of six lanes in each direction linked with another bridge that crosses the water canal.

RTA director-general and chairman Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer said the project is part of the RTA’s initiative for the completion of works related to the larger Shindagha Corridor project. The construction work is likely to be completed in June this year, he added.

“The first of the three bridges is a two-lane bridge offering free-flowing traffic from Deira Islands to Al Khaleej Street Northwards, while the second is a three-lane bridge providing free traffic from Deira Islands to Al Khaleej Street Southwards,” explained Al Tayer.

The third is a two-lane bridge offering free traffic from Al Khaleej Street Southwards to Deira Islands. The design of Al Khaleej Street flyover allows for the construction of two future bridges in the direction of Abu Baker Al Siddique Street, he stated.

The scope of work includes the construction of bridges extending 1.6km, in addition to a six-lane bridge extending 140m 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, the statement said.

The project aims to improve the entry and exit points of Deira Islands at the intersection of Al Khaleej and Abu Baker Al Siddique streets, remarked Al Tayer.

Deira Islands is being developed by Nakheel and consists of four man-made islands reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf along the coast of Deira spanning 17m sqm. The project is the largest in Deira, notes the developer.

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