Abu Dhabi plans new roads for airport expansion

Roads project aims to ease and cut down journey time for commuters

NEWS, Business, Abu dhabi, Airport, Construction, Expansion

The Department of Transport has finalised new road plans for Abu Dhabi's new airport expansion, at a cost of almost $173.7mn (AED 638mn).

The project, which is due to be completed in July 2017, will include the construction of a series of major interchanges around the airport to help facilitate traffic flow in and out of the area.

A five-lane intersection heading in both directions will allow access in and out of the airport and another intersection will be built to ease access of vehicles to the airport's parking grounds.

Khalid Deemas Al Suwaidi, surface transport advisor and acting general director of main roads at the Department of Transport, said that the new airport road project is one of the UAE.'s major strategic infrastructure projects that aim to ease and cut down journey time for commuters.

The project will replace the E10 highway with a tunnel as part of the expansion plans around the airport.

More road expansions will be underway from the new intersection near Raha Beach stretching through E10 and E12 to prepare for the high traffic volume expected, especially during rush hours.

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