It was not too long ago when the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) announced the closure of the Floating Bridge. So, following this, a systematic route plan was devised to ensure seamless movement of traffic. As it happens, it was expected by many people to open in the coming, but this will now not be happening right away. We say this because the Dubai RTA just announced that the Floating Bridge closure has been extended. Here’s all you need to know about this traffic route development.
Floating Bridge Closure Extended Until Further Notice
The Floating Bridge closure has been extended in both directions until further notice, to carry out technical tests and ensure the efficiency of the maintenance work on the bridge. pic.twitter.com/fMaYs8Xc9s
— RTA (@rta_dubai) May 20, 2023
The Dubai RTA took to its official Twitter account on Saturday, May 20 to announce that the floating bridge closure has been extended. Yes, this closure has been extended in both directions until further notice! The reason cited in the Twitter post has been attributed to carrying out technical tests and ensuring the efficiency of the maintenance work on the bridge. As a result, people have been advised to use alternative routes. These include those of Al Maktoum Bridge, Infinity Bridge, Al Garhoud Bridge, & Al Mamzar exit while coming from the Al Ittihad Street. Of course, this is in addition to the main roads like Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Rd. and Emirates Road.
The Bridge Has Been Closed Since April
It’s worth mentioning that the RTA announced the closure of the bridge for five weeks from April 17 onwards for maintenance works. In case you didn’t know, this bridge has been built between Al Garhoud and Al Maktoum Bridges. This was done with the aim of reducing traffic on the latter. It was expected that people will be able to use the bridge again in the next two-three days again, but now this will not be happening at least until further announcements regarding the route.
So, if you too have been waiting eagerly to use the bridge once again, you will have to wait for a longer time. Atleast until the announcement is made for its re-opening.
Cover Image Courtesy: Twiter/rta_dubai