Published On: Sun, Jan 11th, 2015

RTA awards contract for Wafi Bridge construction at a cost of AED 88 million

RTA awards contract for Wafi Bridge construction at a cost of AED 88 million

RTA awards contract for Wafi Bridge construction at a cost of AED 88 million

The Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) , chaired by Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA , has recently endorsed a contract for constructing Wafi Bridge comprising a three-lane bridge stretching from Oud Metha Road to the Sheikh Rashid Road costing about AED 88 million.

“This project is undertaken as part of RTA ‘s endeavours to improve and upgrade roads network in the emirate of Dubai, and is considered a strategic traffic corridors envisaged in the Master Plan of Roads in the Emirate. Wafi Interchange is a vital traffic link with several main roads as it intersects with the Sheikh Rashid Road and Oud Metha Road. Moreover this interchange is currently experiencing heavy traffic as a result of the massive number of vehicles using it and the overlap with the curves of the interchange,” said Al Tayer.

He added, “This project encompasses the construction of a three-lane bridge from Oud Metha Road (nearby Latifa Hospital) in the direction of Sheikh Rashid Road and from there to the Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Saada Road (viaduct leading to the Dubai World Trade Center) extending 700 meters with a capacity to handle around 3300 vehicles per hour.” “The new Interchange will sort out the overlapping traffic issue and ease the traffic flow to all directions in the interchange. The new interchange will result in a smooth traffic movement from Oud Metha Road to the east in the direction of Al Ain, and from Sheikh Rashid Road in the direction of Oud Metha to the west (Umm Harir, Oud Metha districts). Such solutions are part of the integrated solutions developed by the RTA to cope with traffic snarls in the Emirate.”

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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