Dubai-Al Ain road completion set for Sept 2011
Construction of the motorway will include building bridges and tunnels
The director of roads and infrastructure at Al Ain Municipality has said that construction on the motorway linking Dubai and Al Ain will be completed by September next year.
In an interview with Arabic Alittihad, the director also made clear that the 53km-long highway, which will include bridges and tunnels, would stretch from Al Ain city towards Alfuq area, with four lanes in each direction and a speed limit of 140km per hour.
As part of a wider AED900m plan being launched by the Municipality to improve road and transport networks in the area, the AED780m expansion project, announced in 2008, aims to meet the requirements of the economic and social development in Al Ain.
“This project is scheduled to be completed in September 2011…it includes several bridges, tunnels and junctions,” said the director.
“The speedway will provide better safety for road users following several painful accidents on the Al Ain-Dubai road in the past period…it will also contribute to easing traffic on both ways as we expect an increase in movement in future.”
Currently, the Dubai-Al Ain road project is the largest of the projects within the infrastructure development plan.