Part of project to handle higher number of airport passengers
New bridge near Dubai International Airport to ease gridlock
A bridge built to ease congestion near Dubai International Airport area will open on Friday.
The one-lane bridge at the intersection of Airport Road and Casablanca Street near the Cargo Village building will cut tailbacks because it eliminates waiting at the traffic signal, the Roads and Transport Authority said. It is also part of a long-term project to handle the greater number of passengers that the airport is forecast to attract.
The plan includes construction of an alternative route for motorists from Garhoud, enabling them direct access to Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 of the airport, said Mattar Al Tayer, RTA’s director general.
It would also increase the number lanes on Casablanca Street in the direction of Al Garhoud from three to four .
“Improvement of the Airport Street Project is part of the RTA’s plan to accommodate the projected growth in the number of passengers using Dubai International Airport, which is expected to shoot to 92 million by 2020,” he said.
When completed, the project would increase the capacity of the airport road by an additional 5,000 vehicles per hour.
Earlier this month, two separate bridges were opened at the intersection of Rashidiya and Airport Road that also cut wait times.