Work on Wafi interchange begins

The construction of the bridge is aimed at minimising the overlapping traffic at the interchange, and ensuring better traffic flow.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 22 Mar 2015, 12:33 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:34 PM

Dubai - The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has commenced work on the Wafi interchange improvement project comprising construction of a 700 metre-long bridge.

With three lanes in each direction, the bridge will stretch from Oud Metha Road (near Latifa Hospital) in the direction of Shaikh Rashid Road, and head towards Shaikh Zayed Road and Al Saadah Road (elevated bridge leading to the Dubai World Trade Centre). The construction of the bridge is aimed at minimising the overlapping traffic at the interchange, and ensuring better traffic flow.

“The new bridge will offer smooth movement of vehicles inbound from Oud Metha Road and outbound eastward to Al Ain Exit. It will also improve the traffic flow from the Shaikh Rashid Road to Oud Metha Road in the west (Umm Harir, Oud Metha),” said Maitha bin Udai, CEO of the RTA Traffic & Roads Agency.

“Wafi Interchange is one of the key interchanges in the city, linking a number of highways, thus experiencing high traffic intensity. The project, which has been awarded to Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC at a cost of Dh88 million, is viewed as one of the integrated solutions the RTA is keen to realise in concurrence with its strategic vision in dealing with traffic snarls in the Emirate. -news@khaleejtimes.com 



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