“Dubai Roads” opens a bridge connecting Manama and Al Maidan streets with a length of 328 meters and a capacity of 4 lanes

Today, the Roads and Transport Authority inaugurated a new bridge connecting the Manama and Al Maidan streets, crossing the top of Dubai-Al Ain Road, with the cancellation of the previous roundabout and the change of the ends of the bridge ramps at Al Maidan Street. The total lengths of the bridges are 328 meters, with a capacity of four lanes in each direction. The length of the bridges’ ramps is 400 meters, and the load-bearing capacity of the bridge is estimated at 16,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.

Matar Muhammad Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of the Roads and Transport Authority, said: The new bridge connecting the junction between Manama Street and Al Maidan Street is part of the Dubai-Al Ain Road development project, which is currently being implemented by the Authority , and includes the development of six main junctions, and the extension of the road from 3 lanes To 6 lanes in each direction, with a length of 17 km, starting from the intersection Dubai – Al Ain Road with Emirates Road to the junction between Bu Kadra and Ras Al Khor Street .

He added: The project included the redevelopment of the traffic lanes at the intersection of Al Manama Street and Dubai-Al Ain Road, and the construction of a bridge consisting of four lanes in each direction to connect Al Maidan Street and Al Manama Street. , to serve Meydan’s development projects, and notes that the intersection contributes to improving the level of traffic safety and a smooth flow of traffic at the intersection during rush hour.

Degree of implementation

The Director General and the Chairman of the Board stated that the Authority has completed 85% of the total project for the development of Dubai – Al-Ain Road, one of the largest infrastructure projects for the road network currently being implemented by the Authority, and the number of beneficiaries is estimated. to about 1.5 million people. In order to achieve the flow of traffic and improve the connecting axes with Ras Al Khor Street, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Street, Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street and Emirates Street, in addition to serving the existing and future development projects on both sides of Dubai-Al Ain Road, it contributes also to double road capacity From 6,000 vehicles per hour in each direction to 12,000 vehicles per hour in each direction, as well as to reduce travel time on Dubai – Al Ain Road, which stretches from the Bukadra junction to its junction with Emirates Road, from 16 minutes to 8 minutes, and solve the problem of congestion that was. Its length reaches 2 km.

The scope of work for the second phase of the Dubai-Al-Ain road development project includes the widening of the main road from three lanes to six lanes in each direction, in addition to the construction of new bridges and service roads that ensure safe entry and exit from residential and service areas on both sides of the Nad Al Sheba road, in addition to the intersection of Al Maidan Street and Dubai – Al Ain Road and its connection to Al Manama Street, a bridge consisting of four lanes in each direction was built to connect Al Maidan Street and Manama Street, and the development of the existing bridge on Al Maidan and Dubai-Al Ain streets to serve Meydan’s development projects.

bridged cross

It is worth noting that the authority recently opened a main bridge at the intersection of Nad Al Sheba Street and Dubai-Al Ain Road, with a length of 170 meters and a capacity of two lanes in each direction. And conversely, and at an earlier stage, the completion of the bridge connections at the intersection of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Dubai Street – Al Ain in all directions and its full opening to traffic, while work is currently underway to develop the main bridge at the same intersection to i.a. detours to all directions. The second, in addition to completing the junction between Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, where the process of connecting the current Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street and its extension, which opened in 2018, will be completed by building a bridge over Dubai – Al Ain Road consisting of four lanes in each A-direction with the possibility of its future expansion to five lanes, and the development of the existing bridge to serve the traffic from the Dubai residential complex on the way west to the Dubai-Al Ain road towards Dubai , and the construction of a new bridge to serve the traffic from Dubai St. Money for the academic city and Dubai Silicon Oasis, with the construction of service roads on both sides of the street and the establishment of bypass connections to service the rest of the movements and development projects, as the work is expected to be completed during the second quarter of next year.

The project includes the development of the intersection of Al Maidan Street with Dubai – Al Ain Road and connects it with Al Manama Street, where a bridge consisting of four lanes in each direction will be built to connect Al Maidan Street and Al Manama Street, as well as development of the existing bridge on Al Maidan and Dubai – Al Ain streets to serve Meydan’s development projects.

Traffic flow

The Dubai-Al-Ain road development project, which extends over 17 km, from the intersection of Dubai-Al-Ain Road and Emirates Road to the intersection of Bu Kadra and Ras Al Khor Street, includes widening the road from 3 lanes to 6 lanes in each direction , in addition to the construction of two service streets on both sides of the road To raise the level of road safety, the project as a whole includes the development of six main intersections, to ensure the flow of traffic and serve the residential communities on both sides of the road, which includes Silicon Oasis, Dubai Land Residential Complex, Liwan , Meydan and Dubai Design District The total length of the bridges at the six intersections The project also includes the development of the intersection between Dubai – Al Ain Road, with the Emirates streets, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Nad Al Sheba, Al Maidan and Ras Al Khor, in addition to the intersection of Sheikh Mohammed bin Street Zayed and Dubai – Al Ain Road, which opened last year and has a capacity of 36,000 vehicles per hour in all directions, contributing r to a steady flow of traffic coming from the Al Qusais area on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road towards Al Ain.

It is worth noting that the junction between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Dubai – Al Ain Road includes four bridges with a length of 2,600 meters, with a capacity of two lanes, to ensure direct and free traffic in all directions at the junction. former bridge on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road was developed to allow the extension of Dubai – Al Ain Road from three lanes to six lanes in each direction, in addition to service roads on both sides of the street, and a bridge was implemented at the intersection of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street with Dubai – Al Ain Road with a length of 220 meters and a capacity of two lanes, to provide detour traffic to Back for arrivals from Dubai.

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