The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently opened a new bridge at the intersection of Al Qudra Road with Lehbab Road comprising three lanes in each direction with the aim of easing traffic flow from Emirates Road to Seih Assalam.
Opening of the bridge comes shortly after the opening of Al Qudra Road extending 12 km from Jebel Ali - Lehbab intersection to Bab Al Shams R/A.
Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency, explained the importance of this constructed bridge: “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 focusses on ensuring highest safety levels for all road users following the observation that some motorists exceed specified speed limits, especially in the sector from Jebel Ali Lehbab junction up to Bab Al Shams R/A. Accordingly, a special lane on this bridge has been dedicated for cyclists crossing,” said Maitha.
A 2 kilometer-long diversion is still in place due to the undergoing construction works in vehicles, camels and horses crossing on Al Qudra Road; which is set for opening by the end of next March, she added.