Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has concluded all construction work on the roads and bridges that lead to the Dubai Hills Mall project, developed by Emaar as a joint venture with Meraas.

As part of the project, 13 bridges extending 3,700m in length and 11m-22m in width were completed.

These bridges have a combined capacity of 23,500 vehicles per hour.

RTA has opened a main bridge on Umm Suqeim Street. Openings of other bridges will be timed with the opening of the mall situated at the intersection of Umm Suqeim Street and Al Khail Road.

RTA director-general and Board of Executive Directors chairman Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer said: “The completion of roads and bridges leading to Dubai Hills Mall along with the associated infrastructure works and improvements of Umm Suqeim Street will provide direct entry and exit points for the area from and to Al Khail Road and Umm Suqeim Street.

“Bridges included the construction of ramps extending 2,500m. The new bridges have lanes leading directly to the mall, with an intake of 7,500 vehicles per hour.”

The project is expected to increase the capacity of Umm Suqeim Street and its junctions. With these improvements in place, the transit time on Umm Suqeim Street in the section between Mohammed bin Zayed and Al Khail Roads will reduce from 18 to seven minutes.

The Umm Suqeim Bridge, which extends 500m, has been constructed at the intersection of Umm Suqeim Street and the entry of Dubai Hills and Al Barsha.

With four lanes in each direction, it is capable of handling up to 8,000 vehicles an hour per direction.

Serving around 115,000 residents of nearby communities such as Al Barsha South, Arjan, Dubai Hills and others, the project also includes the improvement of internal roads at the Dubai Hills Estate.

Project work included traffic signals, moving power and utility lines, and landscaping.

Last October, RTA opened new bridges leading to the Dubai Mall Zabeel parking building. The bridges lead to the entry and exit points of the multi-level parking building.