Floating Bridge

Floating Bridge to be closed in Dubai

The famous Floating Bridge across Dubai Bay is to be closed for a major renovation that is expected to last five weeks, the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority said.

As a result, the Authority has developed a plan to divert traffic flows to Al Maktoum Bridge, Infinity Bridge and Al Garhoud Bridge.

For drivers coming from Al Ittihad Street, an additional Al Mamzar Street exit will be opened, in addition to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road.

The new exit will help ease traffic flow out of Sharjah and facilitate motorists’ access to the Infinity Bridge via Cairo Street and Al Khaleej Street.

The department advises commuters entering the Bar Dubai area from Deira to use the Infinity Bridge for traffic instead of Floating Bridge.

As previously reported, the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Highway (E20) linking Dubai and Abu Dhabi has introduced new rules for drivers travelling in the two leftmost lanes.

They will now be subject to a minimum speed limit of 120km/h (in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi) and a fine of AED 400 will be imposed for breaking this limit.

The new rules, which will come into force on 1 May 2023, will not apply to lanes reserved for heavy goods vehicles. The aim of the innovations is to improve highway safety.

The Abu Dhabi Police expects that once the new rules are in place, slow drivers will move to the right and thus give way to other vehicles. Thus, the number of accidents related to overtaking and sudden shifting will be reduced.

It is noted that the maximum speed limit will remain at 140 km/h. The 62-km Mohammed bin Rashid Motorway was opened in 2016. It has significantly relieved congestion on the E11 motorway and helped to reduce congestion between the Emirates.

Source: Arabian Business

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