Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the completion plan for the Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project which will connect the upcoming Dubai Islands area to Bur Dubai. The project meant to serve one of the most populated areas of Dubai, will be completed under an agreement signed between the RTA and master developer Nakheel.

Nakheel, one of the world’s leading real estate developer, as part of its Dubai Islands project will construct direct entrances and exits to the area which will be connected to the bridge.

The agreement was formalised by Mattar Al Tayer, director-general, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA and Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, chairman of the Board of Directors, of Nakheel.

The Dubai Islands project will have a direct entry and exit points on the Bur Dubai side through a bridge stretching across the Dubai Creek between the Infinity Bridge and Port Rashid Development Project.

The bridge extends 1.4 kilometres and comprises four lanes in each direction. It will have a total capacity of 16,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.

The new infrastructure link project will rise 15.5 metres above the sea level in Dubai Creek and will also feature a 75-metre-wide canal allowing ships of various types to traverse the creek.