The Mahim Causeway is a vital link road connecting South Mumbai with its northern suburbs. The causeway links the neighbourhoods of Mahim to the south with Bandra to the north.The Mahim Causeway was built between 1841 to 1846 to connect the island of Salsette with Mahim . The swampy area between the two islands made travel dangerous and thus a need for a causeway arose. The British East India Company, who governed Bombay at that time, refused to fund the project. This led Lady Jeejeebhoy, wife of the first baronet Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, to donate the entire amount of Rs.1,57,000/- on the condition that the government would not charge a toll for its use or disturb the Koli community who lived around the area .The Mahim causeway forms the link between Swami Vivekanand Road and L.J.Road, being the stretch between Bandra masjid and Mahim church (St. Michael's). It is not to be confused with the Bandra-Worli Sea Link , a major infrastructural project opened on June 30, 2009 which is designed to ease traffic across the causeway by building another bridge across the Mahim Bay.
Until the year 2009 , the Mahim Causeway was an important arterial road linking the western suburbs , when the Bandra Worli Sea Link was constructed . The citizens were very happy at that time , since it was predicted that road traffic would decrease drastically . But , due to high toll fares , the Bandra - Worli Sea Link has failed to reduce much traffic . The Mahim Causeway continues to be jam - packed with vehicles during the peak hours .
However the Sealink has brought some beauty to the causeway . The causeway beautification and Mahim interchange beautification projects were taken up alongside the Sealink Project . The beautification project has provided people with open spaces . People enjoying morning walk at the causeway promenade . There is much more in fate of the Causeway . A 1.25 km long promenade will be built from sea link right upto Mahim .