New junction to ease traffic along Dubai's Shindagha corridor


Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a signalised surface junction as part of the Falcon Interchange Improvement Project linking Al Khaleej Street, Al Mina Street, Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road and Al Ghubaiba Road.

This comes after the recent completion of three bridges and a tunnel spanning 2,500 metres with a capacity of 28,800 vehicles per hour.

The two bridges are connected by the Infinity Bridge and Al Shindagha Tunnel to the north and will eventually link up with bridges currently under construction at the junction of Sheikh Rashid Road and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street to the south.

The Falcon Interchange Improvement Project itself is part of the 13 km long Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project, which spans through Sheikh Rashid Road, Al Mina Street, Al Khaleej Street and Cairo Street.

It will ensure smooth traffic flow and enhance the intake of Al Khaleej and Al Mina Streets, in addition to providing entry and exit points to Mina Rashid and additional parking spaces beneath the newly constructed bridge.

Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project is one of the largest initiatives being undertaken by the RTA with an estimated cost of AED 5.35 billion.

It includes the construction of 15 junctions stretching 13 km in total and due to its massive scale the project has been split into five phases.

The Corridor serves Deira and Bur Dubai in addition to several developments such as Deira Islands, Dubai Seafront, Dubai Maritime City and Mina Rashid.

It's expected to cut‎ the travel time from 104 minutes to just 16 minutes by 2030, and the time saved over 20 years will be worth about AED 45 billion.

More from UAE