New Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway complete by year-end
The new highway is expected to ease congestion on the existing E11 Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway or Shaikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road.
A new road connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai is set to be complete by the end of the year, said officials at the Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada).
The 62km highway, under construction since 2014, is an extension of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road (E311), Gulf News reported.
It is expected to ease congestion on the existing E11 Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway or Shaikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road.
Shamsa Al Shamsi, project manager for the new highway at Musanada said: “The highway is being built at a cost of AED2.1bn ($571m) and 98% of the work is complete.
“It has six interchanges and six underpasses to ensure the smooth flow of traffic, and will include two petrol stations, one on either side of the road, between its first and second interchange near Seih Shuaib.”
According to Shamsi, more than 2,000 man hours have been spent to complete the project while work was split into two construction packages.
Some sections of the highway are already open to motorists, she added.
Musanada is a public firm that provides contracting, construction and facilities management services to government entities.