Dubai RTA unveils new bridge at Nad Al Sheba interchange for trafficless drive

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has opened a new 170-meter bridge with two lanes in each direction at the intersection of Nad Al Sheba and Dubai-Al Ain Roads. The bridge carries traffic from and to the Dubai-Al Ain Road, which leads to Nad Al Sheba, Meydan, and nearby development projects.

The RTA is currently working on the Dubai-Al Ain Road Improvement Project, which includes the construction of the Nad Al Sheba interchange. It entails extending the route from three to six lanes in each direction and creating six key intersections along the way. The project covers a 17-kilometer stretch between the Dubai-Al Ain with Emirates Road up to Bu Kadra-Ras Al Khor intersection.

The new bridge can carry 6600 vehicles per hour in both directions and could also lessen the travel time from 16 minutes to just 8 minutes at the intersection of Nad Al Sheba Street and Dubai-Al Ain Road. It is expected to improve traffic flow during peak hours and increasing traffic safety. The bridge’s 560-meter-long slopes are equipped with light signals to assure the highest level of safety and security.

Matar Mohammed Al Tayer
Matar Mohammed Al Tayer
Director-General & Chairman-RTA

“Phase II of the Dubai-Al Ain Road Development Project includes widening the highway from three to six lanes in each direction, as well as the construction of new flyovers and service roads to enable safe entry and exit from residential and service communities on both sides of the road.” 

RTA has completed 70 percent of the work on the Dubai-Al Ain Road Development Project, one of the largest road infrastructure projects to date undertaken by RTA, which will benefit 1.5 million people. Upon completion, the project would help to improve traffic flow by connecting Ras Al Khor Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan and Emirates Road.

The six intersections of the Dubai-Al Ain Road Improvement project total 6600 meters in length, with all bridges spanning 4900 meters. A 220-meter bridge of two bridges was constructed at the junction of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road with Dubai-Al Ain Road to provide U-Turns for motorists coming from Dubai.

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