x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Bridges to connect shoppers to mall

Two bridges will be built to provide access to a new mall at a cost of Dh184 million.

DUBAI // Two bridges will be built to provide access to a new mall at a cost of Dh184 million (US$50 million), the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said yesterday. Mirdiff City Centre, a 196,000-square-metre mall with 430 stores, is expected to open next spring. The RTA said it will build a three-lane bridge for traffic bound to the mall from Rashidiya, as well as another bridge to serve traffic bound to the mall from Tripoli Road.

"The project is meant to provide entry and exit points to Mirdiff City Centre from all directions by capitalising on the existing bridges and slopes in addition to constructing new bridges," said Mattar al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of the RTA. Mr al Tayer did not specify a date for completion. The bridges will be built by the Majid al Futtaim Company. shafez@thenational.ae