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Abu Dhabi Airport interchange 57% complete

Construction work on the $184.3m (AED677m) Abu Dhabi Airport interchange is 57% complete

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The Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) has announced that the upgraded road network and interchange at Abu Dhabi International Airport is 57% complete.

Faisal Ahmad Al Suwaidi, general director of main roads at the department of municipal affairs and transport, said: "The project, currently being executed in cooperation between Musanada and Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, it aims to connect the new terminal of Abu Dhabi International Airport to the (E10) highway.

“The interchange will also provide a direct access towards Abu Dhabi and Dubai as well as widening Abu Dhabi – Shahama Road (E10) from four to five lanes in both directions and widening the presidential flight road to three lanes in both directions,” according to state news agency, WAM.

"The $184.3m (AED677m) project comprises the construction of the interchange to Abu Dhabi International Airport through four bridges, the construction of an underpass leading to Yas Island, and an overpass connecting Yas Island and Airport City A," Hamdan Ahmed Al Mazrouei, Musanada’s acting roads director, explained.

"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 three-lane road network between Interchange No.6 and the (E12) road that will connect the Yas Island underpass to the (E10) road will also be completed. 

“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," he added.

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