Work is progressing on the $185m upgraded highway network and interchange, says Musanada
An upgraded road network and interchange serving Abu Dhabi International Airport is 61% complete, according to a report by UAE state news agency WAM.
Work is progressing on the AED678 ($185 million) project, according to Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada).
The project will connect the new terminal of the airport to the Abu Dhabi-Shahama (E10) highway, and will provide a direct access to and from the terminal towards Abu Dhabi as well as Dubai and Al Ain cities.
Under the project, the E10 road will become broader from four to five lanes in both directions, and the Presidential Flight road from two to three lanes in both directions.
“The project is one of the critical land transport projects currently being executed by Musanada,” Hamad Khalifa Al Murar, Musanada’s Acting CEO, said.
Phase one of the project has been successfully completed whereby Interchange A2 has opened for traffic recently, in light of full compliance with highest international standards which include preservation of resources and the environment.
The project comprises the construction of the interchange to Abu Dhabi International Airport through four bridges serving as entry and exit points to the terminal, the construction of an underpass leading to Yas Island, and an overpass connecting Yas Island and Airport City A.
The works will also include widening of the (E10) road from the existing four lanes to five lanes in both directions to a total length of 8km, the construction of a secondary 3.7km 3-lane road network between Interchange No.6 and (E12) road that will connect the Yas Island underpass to the (E10) road.
In addition, the road between (E10) and the presidential flight building will be widened from two lanes to dual three lanes in both directions in addition to the construction of a bridge that will serve the presidential flight and Masdar City. A storm water pumping station with the associated storm water drainage network will also be constructed to serve the E12/E10 interchange together with a road lighting network and intersections with traffic lights.