Heads up, a new bridge is set to open in Downtown tomorrow

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This should make it easier to beat the traffic…

A new Downtown bridge is set to open tomorrow, Friday January 12, linking Al Khail Road to Financial Centre street.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) says the two-lane, one-way bridge will extend 480 meters across the Dubai Canal.

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The project, which starts from the intersection of Ras Al Khor and Al Khail Roads, widens the existing road with the addition of two new lanes.

The new bridge will then allow traffic to flow directly from the Dubai – Al Aid Road to Al Khail Road via the upper deck of Financial Center Street.

The works also include a new entry point for the parking terminal of the Dubai Mall extension.

“The project will ease the flow of traffic along the Financial Centre Street and surface intersections, thus easing the pressure on the intersections of Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.” explained RTA officials.

It’s also expected to raise the capacity of the road to 4,500 vehicles per hour during peak hours.

The construction is part of a larger plan to accommodate the massive expansion of The Dubai Mall. The ongoing Dubai Mall developments will add an additional fashion department besides the existing mall, as well as 25,000 square meters of parking space.

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