New Karama bridge to open in January 2018
The under-construction bridge on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street is set to ease traffic in the area.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to open the main bridge on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street in January 2018, according to officials.
The project is located at the intersection of Sheikh Rashid Street in the direction of the northern end of Al Shandagha Network, and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street in the direction of the intersection with Al Kuwait Street.
As part of ongoing improvements in the area, a tunnel linking Al Garhoud and Mina Rashid in both directions is also set to open in the second quarter of 2018.
According to Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA, the full project is 70 per cent complete.
It’s part of a larger masterplan by the RTA to accommodate the growing traffic volumes across the city, with improved roads, bridges, crossings and underpasses.
“The full project includes the construction of a bridge on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street, a tunnel on Sheikh Rashid Street, and a bridge on Zabeel Street in the direction of Sheikh Rashid Street,” Al Tayer said.
“The objective of such works is to ensure a free traffic movement from the Trade Centre roundabout to the intersection of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street and Al Kuwait Street through a two-lane bridge in each direction.”
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