The bridge is now open serving traffic coming from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road to the airport.

This weekend the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened a new Deira-bound bridge making access to the airport a lot quicker and easier for drivers.

It makes up part of the Airport Street development Project and affects passengers coming from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed road.

And here’s what it looks like:

A major new diversion will open on Airport Road tomorrow
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According to the RTA, this will reduce the travel time on Airport Street from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road to Casablanca Street from 30 minutes to just 5 minutes.

It should also hopefully decrease the waiting time at Marrakesh street intersection. The RTA says this should now have gone from 7 minutes to less than one minute.

The bridge, which is three lanes wide, will also increase the capacity of Airport street by 5000 vehicles per hour.

It is part of a larger scale improvement to the area around the airport which is expected to receive 92 million passengers by 2020.

The Dhs490 million project also comprises of the construction of further bridges, a service road and a tunnel at the intersection of Marrakech which all aim to improve safety and speed up waiting times.

So hopefully this will mean a lot less time stuck in queues when heading to the airport.

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