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Abu Dhabi body kicks off $30m road improvement plan

Abu Dhabi City Municipality has commenced works on the Sheikh Zayed Tunnel and Street Improvement Project, aimed at enhancing transportation services in the UAE capital

ADM's infrastructure project is valued at $29.7m.
ADM's infrastructure project is valued at $29.7m.

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has announced commencing works on its Sheikh Zayed Tunnel and Street Improvement Project in the UAE capital.

In a statement, ADM noted that the project is aimed at enhancing transportation services and supporting the requirements of the city’s master development.

The infrastructure project, which is valued at $29.7 (AED109m), includes the construction of new entry and exit points for the tunnel, as well as the implementation of enhancements to junctions with other streets to boost traffic capacity and safety.

According to the municipality, the project is expected to take 790 days to complete, with works covering the construction of a 400m slipway between Sheikh Zayed surface street and Sheikh Zayed Street Tunnel, between Al-Falah Street and Hazza Street junction. Two tunnel-bound lanes exiting Abu Dhabi, and two lanes exiting the tunnel, in the direction of the entrance to the city, will be added.

These additions, ADM pointed out, would improve the flow of traffic at the junction of Qasr Al Bahr and Hazza Street.

The project will also cover the addition of two lanes in the direction of Al Reem and Al Mariya islands, and the improvement of the surface street at the Qasr Al Bahr junction.

ADM further noted that it has lowered the cost of the project from previous estimates by adding the required improvement works to the original design, thus reducing the number of utility lines that need to be transferred.

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