So it seems they want to build a bridge, a Monorail, a pedestrian bridge and a cable car to connect the island. Great news, and much more traffic problems during construction time for the residents. Below is the press release:
Entrances Project for the Blue waters Island comprises the construction of a bridge stretching from the Blue waters Island situated to the opposite of Jumeirah Beach Residence Coastline to Jumeirah Lakes Towers Junction (Interchange 5.5) on the Sheikh Zayed Road. The Bridge will have two lanes in each direction in 1400 meters stretch and there will be lanes dedicated for the personal rapid transit system along with additional slipways at the junctions of Jumeirah Lakes, and a service road on the Sheikh Zayed Road leading to the Island extending 1500 meters.
“The proposed Bridge will provide free movement for the traffic inbound from Abu Dhabi on the Sheikh Zayed Road outbound to Blue waters Island, traffic coming from Al Khail Road via Qarn Al Sabkha Road heading towards the Island, and the traffic from the Island heading to Dubai and Abu Dhabi through the Sheikh Zayed Road.
“The new Bridge will serve the needs of the Blue waters Island featuring an array of spectacular waterfronts which promise to be the most attractive in the UAE. The Island comprises the Dubai Eye; which is set to be the world’s largest Ferris wheel. The Island will also host retail, residential, tourist and recreational facilities in addition to a deluxe 5-star hotel, a diverse cast of residential options, and a bazaar surrounded by a walk fitted with outdoor dining outlets. The Island is set to attract around three million visitors every year.
“The project will be served by a monorail system to lift visitors from the metro station to the festivities area, a footbridge will be constructed to link the luxury Island with the waterfront of the Jumeirah Beach Residence, and a telpherage (cable car) to shuttle visitors from and to the entertainment zone,” stated Al Tayer.