RTA opens new four lane bridge connecting Al Manama and Al Meydan streets

The bridge is part of the Dubai-Al Ain Road Improvement project, which now stands at 85% complete

A new bridge connecting the Al Manama and Al Meydan streets crossing over the Dubai-Al Ain Road is now open, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced. The RTA said it has removed the previous roundabout and adjusted the sloping ends of the existing bridges on Al Meydan Street.

According to a statement from the RTA, the bridge extends 328m and consists of four lanes in each direction. The sloping ends of the bridge span 400m and the capacity of the bridge is 16,000 vehicles per hour on both directions.

“The new bridge is part of the Dubai-Al Ain Road Improvement Project currently under construction by RTA. The project scope covers constructing six key intersections and widening the road from three to six lanes in each direction over a 17km stretch from the intersection with the Emirates Road to the intersection of Bu Kadra and Ras Al Khor,” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general, chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.

He said the project includes re-marking of the traffic lanes at the intersection of Al Manama Street and Dubai Al Ain Road, and the construction of a four-lane bridge in each direction to link Al Meydan and Al Manama Streets and serve the development projects of Meydan. The intersection will improve traffic safety and ease the traffic flow on the intersection during peak hours said Al Tayer.

The statement noted that the RTA has completed 85% of construction on the Dubai-Al Ain Road Improvement Project; one of the biggest infrastructure projects currently undertaken by RTA. Upon completion, the project is expected to benefit about 1.5m people, enhance the traffic flow, and improve the link with Ras Al Khor Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street and the Emirates Road.

Al Tayer said the new bridge will also serve the 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 Bu Kadra intersection to the Emirates Road intersection from 16 to eight minutes, which will ease snarls that used to extend about 2km,” he concluded.


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