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Nakheel, RTA award contract for three Deira Island bridges

DUBAI, October 20, 2018

Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), in coordination with Nakheel, has awarded a contract for the construction of three bridges leading to Deira Islands. 
These bridges, which link with the existing bridge crossing the water canal, consist of six lanes in each direction and will be built at cost of Dh447 million ($122 million).
Mattar Al Tayer, the director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, said: "The project aims to improve the entrances and exits of Deira Islands at the intersection of Al Khaleej and Abu Baker Al Siddique Streets. The bridges span 1.6 km in total. An additional 140-m bridge will be constructed together with a slip road on Deira Islands side."
Nakheel's Deira Island Project is the Dubai's new waterfront. It consists of four man-made islands reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf along the coast of Deira spanning 17 million sq m, rendering it the largest development project in Deira. 
The project comprises the construction of hundreds of hotels, furnished flats, mixed-use buildings and marinas. The new project is expected to attract about 250,000 residents as well as 80,000 employees.
"The existing bridge will also undergo improvements including re-pavement, rails, traffic signs, utility lines and street lighting," he stated.
Al Tayer said the project includes a two-lane bridge offering free-flowing traffic from Deira Islands to Al Khaleej Street northward; a three-lane bridge providing free traffic from Deira Islands to Al Khaleej Street southward, and a two-lane bridge offering free traffic from Al Khaleej Street southward to Deira Islands. 
Al Khaleej Street flyover allows the construction of two bridges in the direction of Abu Baker Al Siddique Street in the future, added 
"The project will enhance the capacity of Al Khaleej Street over a 1.8 km stretch from Abu Hail intersection northward to Al Baraha Hospital southward. Two signalised intersections will be added at the intersection of Al Khaleej Street with both Abu Hail & Abu Baker Al Siddique Streets. 
"These improvements are part of future improvements of Shindagha roads network," he added.
Traffic studies indicate that the project will generate about 110,000 journeys during peak hours, which requires a huge 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, said the statement from RTA. 
The flyovers and ramps to be constructed will ensure direct and free access to the project, it added.-TradeArabia News Service

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