RTA announces new bridge linking Jebel Ali North, South

The bridge will ease congestion on nearby roads, according to the RTA

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority announced a new project on Saturday to link the north and south Jebel Ali Free Zones via a bridge.

The project, in collaboration with Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, is scheduled to be completed in 18 months time at a cost of Dhs 105m.

It will be located near the 10th interchange of Sheikh Zayed Road and comprise of a dual carriageway of three lanes in each direction.

The project also includes improvement works on roads connected to the ridge at a Jafza North and South. Roads will be widened to three lanes in each direction and the existing roundabout at Jafza North will be widened to accommodate more traffic, various cables and water mains will also be moved.

RTA director general Mattar Al Tayer said the project would ease congestion on AL Maktoum Airport Road and the 10th interchange of Sheikh Zayed road when completed.