RTA to complete Jumeirah Bridge opening this month

The project was part of the second phase of the Dubai Water Canal project, according to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority.

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DUBAI // The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority expects to complete the opening of Jumeirah Bridge this month.

The RTA will open lanes of the bridge in phases, as part of the second phase of the Dubai Water Canal project.

Two lanes inbound from Jumeirah 3 (south) and outbound to Jumeirah 2 (north) opened on Saturday.

On Friday, two lanes coming from Jumeirah 2 (north) heading towards Jumeirah 3 (south) will open, and all lanes will be in full operation in both directions starting on July 21, the RTA said.

“Opening the Jumeirah Bridge means that RTA has finally accomplished all works in bridges crossing the Dubai Water Canal,” said Mattar Al Tayer, the RTA director general.

“Works would now focus on digging a sector of the canal underneath the bridges, building quay walls of the canal, constructing three footbridges linking the two shores of the canal at prime locations, and building 10 marine transport stations.

“Works also include landfilling for making a synthetic peninsula along the stretch of Jumeirah Park, which would double the beachside of the Jumeirah Park, increase the area of the park, and make a room for adding a host of recreational activities.”

Earlier this month, the RTA opened the southern bridge on Sheikh Zayed Road from Dubai to Abu Dhabi as part of the Dubai Water Canal Project’s first phase.

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