Development includes a link with four bridges aimed to connect Al Maryah Island, and nine traffic intersections
Abu Dhabi City Municipality, in collaboration with Musanda, has announced that construction works for the Al Zahya Development Project are progressing.
The project, which began in January and will take approximately 540 days to complete, is valued at AED248 million ($67.5m), according to UAE state news agency WAM.
The project comprises a link with four bridges aimed to connect Al Maryah Island, and nine traffic intersections. It also provides a safe environment tailored to serve pedestrians and contributes to easing traffic congestion in the area.
The project aims to upgrade Al Zahya area by redesigning Al Firdoos Street and Street No. 10, as well as other intersecting streets. It also covers the internal sectors between the two roads where one-way street systems will be applied.
The development works include reconstruction and revamping of roadsides, entry and exit points of streets surrounding hotels, Abu Dhabi Commercial Centre, or Abu Dhabi Mall, among others. They also include adjusting all entry points of buildings to match international standards and specifications and abolishing temporary entry points to 73 land plots.
The municipality will carry out significant changes to the car parking in the area to provide an additional 2,048 parking slots. The development works also include upgrading the street lighting in the area and shifting to the LED lights system, which will save electricity consumption by as much as 60 percent.
Upon completion of the development works of Al Zahya, the traffic flow and handling capacity of the area will increase to accommodate the influx of transit vehicles from 4,300 to 4,800 vehicles per hour. It also involves expanding public spaces from 8,300 sq.m. to 14,200 sq.m.