Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway to open by 2017-end

Posted on 24th November 2016

Abu Dhabi general services company Musanada said work was progressing well on the 62-km-long Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway and it would be open to motorists by the end of next year.

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The project, being executed by Musanada in co-operation with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, is one of the most important land transport initiatives in the UAE capital.

A strategic project, it will contribute to achieving the objectives of Abu Dhabi Plan towards enhancing the quality of infrastructure and strengthening the economic development of the emirate in particular, and the state in general, the company said in a statement.

The highway, which is an extension of Sheikh bin Zayed Road (E311), will connect Seih Shuaib area at the Abu Dhabi border and Dubai with the Sweihan interchange, according to Tradearabia news report.

There will be four lanes in each direction, and the highway is being built in two construction packages, said the statement.

As a strategic artery, it can absorb additional traffic during peak hours. The new road also provides access to Abu Dhabi city and its international airport, and also to Yas and Saadiyat islands, it added

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