Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that the completion rate had reached 85 per cent on the construction of the Bluewaters Island Access Bridges opposite to the JBR.

The project, which is undertaken by the RTA in conjunction with Meraas Holding Group at a cost of Dh475 million is set for completion in December this year.

“The project, which is nearing completion, aims to construct bridges leading to Bluewaters Island linked with the JBR Interchange 5.5 on the Sheikh Zayed Road. Bridges providing access to the Island comprise of a main bridge of two lanes in each direction stretching 1400 meters in length and 25 meters in width.

“The bridges include two lanes of 5.5 meters in width designated for the planned Automated Personal Rapid Transit System to ease the mobility of visitors from and to the metro station (Nakheel Harbour & Tower) on the Sheikh Zayed Road nearby the Island.

“The project also includes the construction of ramps and a two-lane bridge from Dubai to the Island, and a single-lane ramp from Al Khail Road to the Island as well,” stated Al Tayer. More info

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