RTA opens new bridge at Al Qudra – Lehbab Road

DUBAI, 9th February, 2015 (WAM) — The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has recently opened a new bridge at the intersection of Al Qudra Road with Lehbab Road comprising 3 lanes in each direction, with the aim of easing the traffic flow from Emirates Road to Seih Assalam. The opening of the bridge comes shortly after the opening of Al Qudra Road extending 12 km from the Jebel Ali – Lehbab intersection to the Bab Al Shams roundabout.

Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency, explained the importance of this bridge, saying, “It is an importance stemming from the vitality of Al Qudra Road. This road has become a key traffic hub for traffic movement inbound from Jumeirah via Umm Suqeim, then passing through the flyover of Al Khail Road to link with the Arabian Ranches Interchange on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

“The design of the bridge focused on ensuring the highest safety levels for all road users following the observation that some motorists exceed the specified speed limits, especially in the sector from Jebel Ali Lehbab junction up to Bab Al Shams RA. Accordingly, a special lane on this bridge has been dedicated for cyclists crossing,” said Maitha, who noted that a 2 kilometer-long diversion is still in place due to the ongoing construction works on the vehicles, camels and horses crossing on Al Qudra Road, which is set for opening by the end of next March.” Such endeavours, Maitha concluded, would contribute to realising the vision of the RTA in providing safe and smooth transport for all.