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Musanada working on four traffic projects in Al Ain city

Projects are designed to ease traffic flow in the city and will be delivered on a staggered schedule

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Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) is working on four projects worth $119m in Al Ain city, according to a report by WAM.

The organisation notes that it is converting roundabouts to signaled intersections and building underpasses to ease traffic flow in the city.

“These four development projects form part of Musanada’s efforts to realise the vision of the UAE’s rational leadership towards providing high quality infrastructure that meets the needs of individuals and the community at large in line with best international standards,” Saleh Al Sheibah Al Mazrouei, Musanada’s acting roads and infrastructure executive director.

Al Mazrouei said that the scope of the first project includes converting the Al Aflaj/Hilton roundabout to a signaled intersection and covering the top of the existing underpass. The project also includes widening the roads surrounding the Al Aflaj roundabout, adding sidewalks for pedestrians and landscaping at the project area.

He noted that Musanada, in collaboration with the Department of Transport, Al Ain City Municipality and Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, has partially opened the Al Aflaj roundabout. Work is said to be progressing at pace and is scheduled to be complete in the first quarter of 2019.

Al Mazrouei added that the second project will the see the development and conversion of roundabouts to signaled intersections in the city centre. He pointed out that the project covers five roundabouts with three lanes in each direction. The project’s scope includes changing all the roundabouts to intersections, increasing the number of lanes in each direction, and adding a new intersection to serve the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Mosque. Musanada is said to be planning to hand over the project in November 2019.

Scheduled for completion in April 2020, Al Mazrouei noted that that the third project aims to ease traffic flow and involves construction of an underpass at the Sultan bin Khalifa Roundabout, which has three lanes in each direction.

He added that the fourth project aims to enhance traffic flow across the roads surrounding the New Al Ain Stadium at the Al Tawiyah area, and is scheduled to be completed and handed over by December 2019.

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