The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has commenced construction works in Wafi Interchange Improvement Project comprising the construction of a 700 metre-long bridge of three lanes in each direction, stretching from Oud Metha Road (nearby Latifa Hospital) in the direction of the Sheikh Rashid Road, and heading towards Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Saadah Road (elevated bridge leading to the Dubai World Trade Center).
The underlying objective of the bridge is to minimise the overlapping traffic and ensure better traffic flow in all directions.
"The new bridge will offer smooth movement for vehicles inbound from Oud Metha Road and outbound eastward to Al Ain exit.
“It will also improve the traffic flow from the Sheikh Rashid Road to Oud Metha Road in the west (Umm Harir, Oud Metha)," said Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency.
"Wafi I/C is one of the key interchanges in the city, linking a number of highways, thus experiencing high traffic intensity.
“The project, which has been awarded to Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC at a cost of Dh88 million, is viewed as one of the integrated solutions the RTA is keen to realise in the best shape in concurrence with its strategic vision in dealing with snarls in the emirate.