Garhoud Bridge partially opened
The expansion of Garhoud Bridge, which started in February 2006 with a completion date of March 2008, will have 14 lanes when completed, with a total capacity of 16000 cars per hour, compared to the existing 8000 cars per hour.
4 out of 14 lanes were opened to traffic the day before yesterday for traffic from Bur Dubai to Deira. Commuters travelling the other way still use the old Al Garhoud bridge.
However, the motorists will have to pass through the Salik Toll gates to use the new bridge.
Traffic diverted through the newly opened four lanes of the New Al Garhoud Bridge will break up at the end of the bridge into three lanes bound for Al Qusais and Sharjah, and the remaining lane will lead to four lanes, two of which will lead to Al Rebat Road outbound to Al Rashidiya and Nad Al Hammar, and the other two lanes to Casablanca Road outbound to Dubai International Airport.