Extended floating bridge hours and free toll period Al Maktoum Bridge

RTA announces Al Maktoum bridge now toll free 10pm Thursday to 6am Saturday, begins 27 April.

RTA has announced changes to the opening hours for the floating bridge. The floating bridge will now be open to shipping traffic from 10pm Thursdays until 6am Saturdays.

In an RTA press release, Engineer Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA's Traffic & Roads Agency said: "The extended duration of the Floating Bridge closure will be matched by a corresponding extension of the free crossing over Al Maktoum Bridge."

The corresponding free toll period for Al Maktoum Bridge will now be extended and will be toll free every Thursday from 10pm until 6am Saturdays. The free toll period will begin Thursday 27 April 2017.

"The decision has been taken in the light of specialist and comprehensive traffic studies, which revealed that Al Maktoum Bridge, Al Garhoud Bridge and Al Shandagha Tunnel are capable of accommodating the traffic movement in the area on Fridays where is is significantly less," noted Maitha.

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