Apr 16 2016
Opening of 3-lane Wafi Bridge
RTA has opened the Improvement of Wafi Interchange project, which comprised of the construction of a three-lane bridge extending 700 meters from Oud Metha Road (nearby Latifa Hospital) in the direction of the Sheikh Rashid Road, and from there to the Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Saada Road (the bridge leading to the Dubai World Trade Center). The total cost of the project amounted to 88 million dirham.
The Improvement of Wafi Interchange project at the intersection of Oud Metha Road and Sheikh Rashid Road primarily aims at improving the leftward traffic flow coming from Oud Metha in the North to merge with Sheikh Rashid Road to the west, through the construction of a directional ramp ensuring free and safe traffic movement. The Bridge, which has a capacity to handle about 3300 vehicles per hour, has been undertaken as part of RTA’s efforts to improve main roads network in the Emirate, and the project had been flagged as a key traffic hub in the master plan of roads network in the Emirate.