Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street in Abu Dhabi upgraded by Musanada

Musanada overcame several challenges, such as installing 38t concrete blocks around active traffic, during the $30m project

Musanada has upgraded Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street.
Musanada has upgraded Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street.

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DoT) and Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanda) have completed work on the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street upgrade project between the Al Falah and Qasr Al Bahr junctions (Package 1), worth $29.6m (AED108.7m).  

Spread over an area of 1.86ha and delivered in partnership with Abu Dhabi's Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM), the project is aimed at minimising bottlenecks and reducing congestion during peak hours on Sheikh Zayed Street, helping improve traffic flow and reduce accidents. 

Commenting on the project in a report by UAE state news agency, Wam, Musanada officials said: “The project involved the construction of a dual-lane slipway from the Al Falah Street junction to the Sheikh Zayed Tunnel in both directions, besides certain modifications to the Al Falah Street junction for outbound traffic from Abu Dhabi.

"It also involved improving traffic movement heading to the right at the Hazza bin Zayed Street junction for both outbound and inbound traffic from and to Abu Dhabi city, in addition to upgrading the Qasr Al Bahr junction and junction No. 111.”

Musanada reportedly overcome several challenges since it began project works in 2016, including having to operate along busy streets with high traffic density, addressing limitations related to entry and exit points around the project site, and installing 38-tonne precast concrete blocks while traffic was moving.

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