Bridge linking Al-Khail, Financial Center Roads will be open early Jan 2018


The infrastructure market in the UAE is one of the fastest growing  in the world. The planned infrastructure development is aimed at meeting all the priority needs in all aspects and regions of the country.

The state plans not only the development of new infrastructure, but also the maintenance, improvement and reconstruction of old systems.  Highly modern and carefully thought-out infrastructure of the UAE includes ports, airports, roads and railways, as well as numerous business parks.
Dubai intends to become one of the world leaders in terms of developing the infrastructure of personal and public transport with means of autopilotation.

It is planned that by 2030 at least a quarter of all trips on the roads of Dubai will be carried out on self-controlled machines. It’s about buses, private cars, and taxis.
It is assumed that the introduction of autonomous control technologies will reduce the number of accidents, as well as offload roads and reduce the level of environmental pollution. Thus drivers will have an opportunity with more advantage to spend time on a trip.

It should be noted that Dubai already has a system of self-governing public transport  it’s the metro. Electric trains operate in fully automatic mode, without drivers.

The government of the UAE, like the authorities of the Emirate of Dubai, pays great attention to the development of road and transport infrastructure, necessary in the light of rapid population growth, the forthcoming international exhibition World Expo 2020 in Dubai, and the positioning of the emirate as a center for trade and commercial activity.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, announced that the bridge extending from Al Khail Road to the Financial Center Road, constructed in collaboration with Emaar Properties, would be opened early January 2018. The contractor is currently putting the final touches on the project in preparation for opening, revealed Al Tayer.

The project encompasses the construction of a two-lane one-way bridge extending 1,270 meters at a width of 11 to 15 meters built on single columns crossing over the Dubai Water Canal. The project works include lighting and infrastructure works such as the shifting the impacted utility services like water, electricity, irrigation, sewage and telecommunication lines, said Al Tayer.

The project will ease the flow of traffic along the Financial Center Road and surface intersections. It will raise the capacity of the road to 4,500 vehicles per hour during peaking hours, serve several development projects and ease the pressure on the existing roads network, explained Al Tayer.

The building of the bridge is set out to accommodate the massive expansion of Dubai Mall which has near 100 million visitors annually. Expansion works of the Mall include constructing a department for fashion besides the existing mall, which adds 75 thousand square meters to the mall area in addition to 25 thousand square meters as parking spaces,” he added.