12 December 2016 The bridge was part of projects endorsed by Mohammed bin Rashid
The Roads and Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji: - In implementation of the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to expedite the construction of infrastructure of roads network leading to Deira Island, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open this Friday the bridge leading to Deira Islands Project costing about AED150 million.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA said: “the project undertaken by RTA in conjunction with Nakheel included the construction of a temporary entrance to Deira Islands and the opening of the Water Canal for navigation. Nakheel has started infrastructure for islands and maritime works by completing the entrance of the western bridge & linking it with Al Khaleej Road in the direction of the new ships harbor and fish market along the stretch of Abu Baker Al Siddique Road starting from the R/A at the intersection with Al Khaleej Road.
The project also included opening the navigational lane beneath the bridge by removing about two million cubic meters of drilling materials in three landfill areas. Works also included extending the existing canal walls up to the new fish market marina in addition to lighting works, sewage, asphalt, shifting & protecting the existing services, and extending services along the bridges. Following the opening of the bridge, the project contractor will remove the last landfill area to complete works for opening the navigational canal.
It is noteworthy that Deira Islands project, developed by Nakheel, is the new waterfront of Dubai. It comprises four man-made islands inside the Arabian Gulf waters along the stretch of Deira Beach spanning an area of about 17 m square meters. The project, which is the biggest development project in Deira, comprises the construction of hundreds of hotels, hotel apartments, multi-use buildings and marinas. The project is expected to be inhabited by 250 thousand persons and 80 thousand employees.
According to traffic studies, the volume of traffic generated by the project is about 110 thousand journeys during peak hours that requires the construction of a massive network of roads and transit systems. There will be three main entrances to the project, two at the intersection of Al Khaleej Road with Abu Baker Al Siddique Road and Al Quds Road, and the third extends from Al Mina Road alongside Rashid Port. The project provides for direct and free entrances through flyovers leading to all entrances of the project.
© Press Release 2016