Construction of Abu Dhabi's 140km road 51% complete
The emirate's General Services Company said it plans to hand over the 140km road to the Department of Transport "towards the end of 2019"
Construction of the $92m (AED338m) Al Faya, Razeen, and Al Quaa Road Development project has passed the halfway mark, Abu Dhabi’s General Services Company (Musanada) announced.
According to statement by Musanada on Thursday, 51% of the 140km road is now complete, with the company planning to hand over the project to the Department of Transport (DoT) "towards the end of the third quarter of 2019".
The road is made up of a dual 15km section starting from the Truck road – Abu Dhabi to Al Ein E30 – interchange, followed by single 125km-long and 13.5m wide section to the end of the road.
According to Musanada’s roads and infrastructure executive director, Saleh Al Mazrouei, the road will improve and enhance the efficiency of the existing road which will be able to to serve for a longer period in line with the recent quality and traffic requirements.
Roundabouts, sidewalks, lay-bys, lighting systems, and stray animal fences will also be constructed as part of the project.
Steel barriers for traffic safety, stormwater drainage networks along the road, road signs and markings, as well as guiding and warning signboards will be erected too.
Speaking on the upgrade, Faisal Ahmad Al Suwaidi, director-general of the main roads division at DoT said the project forms part of the agency's efforts in cooperation with Musanada “to realise the vision of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide high quality infrastructure that meets the needs of individuals and the community”.
He added the project is also “in line with best international standards and under close follow up by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces”.
The road upgrade news comes three months after Musanada launched two projects in Abu Dhabi’s Al Rahba city at an estimated cost of $123m (AED452m) – part of the strategic plans of the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities aimed at improving the infrastructure of the emirate and suburban areas.