Dh16 million Abu Dhabi road improvement projects completed

Three road improvement projects totalling about Dh16 million have been completed in Abu Dhabi, the municipality has said.

ABU DHABI // Three road improvement projects have been completed for about Dh16 million at Mafraq Hospital, Al Shamkha City and Khalifa bin Zayed City.

Abu Dhabi Municipality said the projects are part of its plan for upgrading roads in the emirate to international security and safety standards to ensure sustainable development and enhance quality of living.

The first project cost more than Dh3 million and involved the construction of a service road to ease access for patients, ambulances and visitors to the hospital as well as reduce traffic congestion at the bridge leading to it.

The project at Al Shamkha comprised the construction of an entrance and exit to the city at zones 12, 14 and 21 to link the main road, the Suwaihan-Baniyas road, to the roundabout.

This reduced the distance to the exit from 5,000m to 200m, the municipality said.

In Khalifa City, the municipality sought to ensure express entry and exit from and to the area while easing congestion during peak time.

The improvements cost about Dh11 million and shortened by 13 kilometres the distance for motorists coming from Sheikh Zayed Road to the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, as well as from the neighbourhood to nearby schools.

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Published: January 14, 2015 04:00 AM

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