Master developer Nakheel has awarded a contract worth AED 447mn ($121mn) for the construction of a 12-lane bridge connecting the Dubai mainland with Deira Islands.
The 600 metre bridge, being constructed by Wade Adams Contracting LLC under the supervision of the RTA, will provide the main access route to the new, 15.3 square kilometre waterfront city.
Work began in May and is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2020, Nakheel said in a statement.
“We thank the RTA for its ongoing assistance and co-operation for our transport links at Deira Islands, where we have now invested more than AED8.5 billion in infrastructure and construction contracts, with more on the way,” said Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah.
The bridge starts at Al Khaleej Road on the mainland and leads to Deira Islands A, where several new Nakheel developments, including Deira Islands Night Souk, Deira Mall and RIU and Centara resorts are currently under construction.
Deira Islands will be a hub for tourism, leisure, retail and entertainment, adding 40km of new coastline to Dubai, housing 250,000 residents and creating 80,000 new jobs.