Dubai RTA plans to build 10 new pedestrian bridges

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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) disclosed its upcoming project which involves the construction of 10 additional pedestrian bridges making the current total number to 120 by year 2017.

Dubai RTA plans to build 10 new pedestrian bridges

Dubai RTA plans to build 10 new pedestrian bridges

The director general of the RTA said the bridges will be built in a number of critical locations within the city from 2016 to 2017.

According to the RTA, Baniyas Road will receive two bridges; the first is close to Land Department, and the second will be next to Dubai Municipality. One bridge will be built along Khalid Bin Al Waleed highway near Al Rifaa-Al Saadiyat Road. The places such as Al Twar Centre, Dnata on Al Ittihad Road, Arabian Ranches Road (Road 323), on Al Mankhool Road, Al Khail Mall on Latifa Bint Hamdan Road, Bel Rumaitha Club, Skycourts Buildings near Dubai-Al Ain Road will get one bridge each.

Furthermore, the agency is presently constructing two pedestrian bridges on Baghdad Road, and one bridge each on Al Maktoum Road, Al Mina Road, Amman Road, Baniyas Road, and Al Rasheed Road. This bridge project is currently 30% complete, and the project is scheduled to be fulfilled on the first quarter of 2016.

RTA has been dedicated in providing safe pedestrian channels, setting up a number of boundary upon which the sites of pedestrian bridges are chosen; such as areas where high number of vehicular accidents, traffic flow, people crossing from both sides of the highway, on the bus stops, etc.

Mohamed Dekkak

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