UAE's 62km Abu-Dhabi Dubai highway 60% complete
Due for full completion by the end of 2015, the $571.8m project will extend from Mohammed bin Zayed Road in Seih Shuaib Area to the border of the Emirate of Dubai
The UAE's General Service Company (Musanada) and Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi, announced confirmed that construction work of the 62km Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway is 60% complete.
Spanning from Seih Shuaib to Sweihan Interchange, the road is expected to complete by the end of this year.
Eng. Omar Mattar Al Mansouri, acting director of roads at Musanada, said, "We, at Musanda, are committed to delivering the project as per the timeline and plan framework. We strive to excel in all projects Musdanda undertakes.
"This underpins the company’s commitment to achieving the directives of Abu Dhabi’s Government of bolstering the socio-economic development nationwide whilst boosting the quality of infrastructure by implementing projects supporting progress."
According to Al Mansouri, the progress on the $571.8m (AED2.1bn) progressed as scheduled, with 54% of package A, and 66% of package B are now complete.
Al Mansouri continued: "The 62km four-lane highway in both directions is an extension of Mohammed bin Zayed Road in Seih Shuaib Area at the border of the Emirate of Dubai.
"Passing through Al Maha Forest, Kizad, Al Ajban Road, Zayed Military City to Sweihan Road, the new highway includes six bridges and six underground passes, thereby boosting safety standards on the road by mitigating crashed with local animals."
According to WAM, Eng. Faisal Ahmed Al Suwaidi, the director general of highways at DoT, said: "The new highway will relieve traffic pressure on the current Abu Dhabi-Dubai E11, bring down the number of accidents, and connect Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone with current and future road network east E11.
"The project, once fully complete, will be a further strategic road linking the Abu Dhabi with Dubai and Northern Emirates."