Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway to be completed by 2017

Project has been developed to upgrade the infrastructure of Abu Dhabi transportation network

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A new highway, worth $571.7 million, linking Abu Dhabi and Dubai, has been announced by Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada).

“The new Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway project is considered as one of the biggest and most important projects in the capital, which aims at developing roads infrastructure in Abu Dhabi,” said Mohammad Khalifa Al Fahd Al Mehairi, CEO of Musanada.

“The project has been developed to upgrade the infrastructure of Abu Dhabi transportation network.”

The new main road will connect the Khalifa Port area and Kizad to existing and future main roads to reach the industrial areas in Musaffah and serve new residential areas.

Estimated to require 30 months for completion, which is expected by 2017, the project aims at easing traffic congestion on the E11 (Sheikh Zayed Road).

“The new road will consist of four lanes in each direction with the possibility of expanding it in the future up to six lanes in each direction,” said Eng Ali Al Haj Al Mehairbi, executive director of buildings and project management services at Musanada. “Six key junctions will be built on the road to serve new residential areas, like Al Falah, and also to serve new industrial and economic areas such as, Khalifa Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone.

“The new project involves implementation of a number of bridges to protect services lines, especially gas lines which intersect with the track of the new road,” he added.

Musanada has signed a contract to implement the new project, in its first and second phases, with each of Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting Establishment, Tristar Engineering and Constructions, and Abu Dhabi Salini Costruttori.


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