Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is set to open three new bridges in a bid to improve traffic movement on Airport Street.

The three new bridges are the last to be opened under the Airport Street Improvement Project.

In July this year, a two-lane tunnel will also be opened under the project to serve the traffic moving towards Marrakech Street from the Airport Street.

RTA director-general and Board of Executive Directors chairman Mattar Al Tayer said: “Bridges to be opened include a two-lane bridge to serve the traffic from Nad Al Hamar Street to the Airport Street.

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“This bridge will ease the snarls resulting from the overlapping traffic at Nad Al Hamar Interchange between the first circular slope heading leftward from Nad Al Hamar to the Airport Street, and the second circular slope heading leftward from the Airport Street to Nad Al Hamar Street.”

“After opening all bridges at the four junctions, the capacity of the Airport Street is expected to increase by 5,000 vehicles per hour, thereby improving traffic movement and safety.”

He added that upgrading Marrakech-Aiport Streets Junction will involve opening a ramp connecting to Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport.

The Airport Improvement Project included upgrading four of the street’s junctions.

At the Rashidiya junction of the Airport Street, two bridges were constructed, while the Airport-Nad Al Hamar Streets Junction was upgraded by building a two-lane ramp to serve the traffic at Nad Al Hamar Street towards the Airport Street.

The third junction involved upgrading Marrakech junction, whereas the fourth junction of Casablanca Street saw the construction of an additional single-lane ramp.

After opening all bridges at the four junctions, the capacity of the Airport Street is expected to increase by 5,000 vehicles per hour, thereby improving traffic movement and safety.

It will also help to manage the increasing number of passengers using Dubai International Airport.