A new highway which will be connecting Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be opened to motorists by the end of this year.
The nearly completed 62-kilometre long Abu Dhabi – Dubai highway comprises four lanes in both the directions, which is an extension of the Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (MBZR) till Seih Shuaib at the Dubai border.
The work is under process and 83 per cent of the construction has already been completed, the Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) announced on Wednesday.
The Dh2.1billion project includes six interchanges, in addition to six underground passes.
“This road project will provide a new link to Abu Dhabi city towards the international airport and Yas, in addition to Saadiyat islands,” said Hamdan Al Mazrouei, Musanada’s acting roads director.
The execution of this new highway has been followed by a detailed examination of the conditions and volume of daily traffic between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The four-lane highway will have a capacity of 8,000 vehicles per hour, 2,000 vehicles per each lane.
This route will be functioning as an alternative to the existing E11 Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway, the new link connecting both of the Emirati cities will provide an additional capacity to traffic movement particularly during peak hours and weekends which becomes inconvenient otherwise.
“It will help improve traffic flow between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, easing traffic congestion and reducing the accident rates,” added Al Mazrouei.