New Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway 70 per cent complete

The road, spanning from Seih Shuaib to the Sweihan Interchange, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

ABU DHABI // Construction of the new Dh2.1 billion highway linking Abu Dhabi and Dubai is 70 per cent complete, the Abu Dhabi General Service Company (Musanada) has announced.

The road, spanning from Seih Shuaib to the Sweihan Interchange, is expected to be completed by the end of this year, reported Wam, the state news agency.

“The new highway will relieve traffic on the current Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road, bring down the number of accidents, connect Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone with current and future road networks,” said Faisal Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Director-General of Highways at the Department of Transport.

“When complete, the project will form part of an additional road linking Abu Dhabi with Dubai and the Northern Emirates.”

The highway, comprising four lanes in both directions, is an extension of the Mohammed bin Zayed Road (E311) in Seih Shuaib at the Dubai border. It will pass through Al Maha Forest, Kizad, Al Ajban Road to Sweihan Road.

Construction will also include six bridges and six underground passes.

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