The RTA and Nakheel project includes the construction of three bridges to improve entry and exit points of Deira Islands
RTAConstruction work bridges leading to Deira Islands 75% completeby Anup Oommen02 Feb 2020
Construction works on the bridges leading to the entrance of the Deira Islands are 75% complete, according to the director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The project, which is being handled by Dubai’s RTA in coordination with Nakheel, includes the construction of three bridges linked with the bridge crossing over the Water Canal.
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.
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.
The existing bridge will also undergo renovations covering re-pavement, rails, traffic signs, utility lines, and street lighting.
The project aims to improve the entry and exit points of the Deira Islands at the intersection of Al Khaleej and Abu Baker Al Siddique streets.
Construction also includes bridges extending 1.6km in addition to a six-lane bridge extending 140m, as well as a slip road on Deira Island’s side.
As part of the project, RTA will enhance the capacity of Al Khaleej Street over the 1.8km stretch from Abu Hail intersection northbound towards Al-Baraha Hospital, and southwards through two signalised 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.
Commenting on the milestone during an inspection of the project, Al Tayer said: “RTA expects construction to be completed in June 2020. The project is being undertaken in response to the directives of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to complete road projects related to the Shindagha Corridor.”
The Deira Island Project, which is developed by Nakheel, is a waterfront destination in Dubai. It consists of four man-made islands reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf along the coast of Deira covering 17km2, making 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 approximately 250,000 residents as well as 80,000 employees.
According to the RTA’s traffic studies, the project will generate about 110,000 journeys during peak hours, which will require corresponding infrastructure of roads and public transport networks.
Three bridges will be constructed at the main entrances and exits of the project crossing the water canal, including two entrances at the intersections on Al Khaleej Street with Abu Baker Al-Siddique and Abu Hail Streets.
The third entrance extends from Al-Mina Street parallel to Port Rashid. The flyovers being constructed ensure direct and free access points to the entire project.