Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened five bridges that lead to Deira Islands. The bridges leading to Deira Islands Project is a key part of Al Shindagha Corridor Project, that runs along Sheikh Rashid Street, Al Mina Street, Al Khaleej Street and Cairo Street.
His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority said, “The newly constructed bridges and roads provide access points to and from Deira Islands at the intersection of Al Khaleej-Abu Baker Al Siddique Streets. The bridges span 2,571 metres in length and have a total capacity of 20,700 vehicles per hour.”
The five bridges, which are over 2.5 kilometres in length and have a capacity of over 20,000 vehicles per hour, link with the existing bridge crossing over the Navigation Canal, and vary in width and length.
The first bridge is 2 lanes wide and 472 metres long that provides free traffic for motorists from Al Khaleej Street heading to Deira Islands. The bridge has a capacity of 3,000 vehicles per hour.
The second is 3 lanes wide 503 metres long and connects traffic from Deira Islands towards Al Shindagha Tunnel, with a capacity of 4,500 vehicles per hour.
The third bridge is 2 lanes wide and 647 metres long and connects traffic from Deira Islands to Al Khaleej Street with a capacity of 3,000 vehicles per hour.
The fourth bridge is 6 lanes wide and 362 metres long, linking the internal roads of Deira Island, and has a capacity of 7,200 vehicles per hour.
The fifth is 2 lanes wide and 587 metres long connecting Al Khaleej Street to Deira Islands, with a a capacity of 3,000 vehicles per hour.
The Al Shindagha Corridor spans 13 kilometres in length and covers the construction of 15 intersections. The project is surrounded by several mega-development projects such as Deira Islands, Dubai Waterfront, Dubai Maritime City and Mina Rashid. It is due for completion in 2030, where the the transit time across the Al Shindagha Corridor is expected to drop from 104 minutes to just 16 minutes.
Deira Island Project, developed by Nakheel, is Dubai's new waterfront. It consists of four man-made islands reclaimed from the Arabian Gulf along the coast of Deira spanning 17 million square metres; rendering it the largest development project in Deira. The project comprises the construction of hundreds of hotels, furnished flats, mixed-use buildings and marinas. It is expected to attract about 250,000 residents.