Nakheel, the Dubai-based property developer, has awarded a contract worth Dh447 million 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.

“We thank the RTA for its ongoing assistance and cooperation for our transport links at Deira Islands, where we have now invested more than Dh8.5 billion in infrastructure and construction contracts, with more on the way,” said Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid

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.