February 22, 2024
UAE Real Estate

Dubai Harbour district to get a 2-lane traffic bridge

Dubai’s RTA and Shamal Holding sign bridge JV

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has partnered with Shamal Holding, a Dubai-based diversified investment firm, to enhance vehicular connectivity to the Dubai Harbour district located between Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah.

Under the newly signed agreement, Dubai’s RTA will construct a 1.5 km-long bi-directional two-lane vehicular traffic bridge connecting Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai Harbour district. No completion date was provided for the project.

On completion, the bridge is expected to reduce travel time from Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai Harbour district from 12 minutes to three minutes.

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The bridge will extend from the fifth intersection on Sheikh Zayed Road, near American University in Dubai, to Dubai Harbour Street.

The bridge route will pass through key traffic intersections, including Al Naseem Street with Al Falak Street and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street.

Additional improvement

To enhance traffic flow, the project will include road surface improvements at four crucial intersections along the bridge’s route.

Routing of the new bridge leading to Dubai Harbour district. Image: Dubai’s RTA

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chair of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s RTA, stated the bridge will accommodate 6,000 vehicles per hour.

Abdulla Binhabtoor, Chief Portfolio Management Officer at Shamal Holding, expressed his pleasure at collaborating with Dubai’s RTA on the bridge development project. He emphasised the alignment of the venture with Shamal Holding’s commitment to creating exceptional residential and tourist communities in harmony with Dubai’s urban and architectural development plans.

Dubai Harbour district will experience a significant boost with the new traffic bridge. Image: Dubai’s RTA

Binhabtoor stated” “This project is part of our commitment to building extraordinary residential and tourist communities in line with the urban and architectural development plans of Dubai.”

Dubai Harbour, known for its unique lifestyle offerings and stunning vistas, will experience a significant boost with the completion of the bridge.

The district in which Dubai Harbour is located combines living, retail, and hospitality choices, making it a coveted destination.

The new bridge development project involving Dubai’s RTA and Shamal Holding is poised to contribute to the development and accessibility of Dubai Harbour, enhancing its position as a key lifestyle hub on the scenic seafront of Dubai emirate.

Featured image: Graphical representation of the new traffic bridge leading from Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai Harbour district: Image: Dubai’s RTA

    Arnold Pinto

    Arnold Pinto

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