ABU DHABI // The second phase of maintenance works on Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid road, with an estimated cost of Dh7.3 million, has started.
The second phase will see the removal and replacement of several damaged layers of asphalt pavement on the E11, with a total area of 80,000 square metres, a task that is set to be completed by mid-October, the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi said on Wednesday.
The repair and maintenance works come as part of regular and ongoing improvements aimed at keeping Abu Dhabi roads in the best possible condition, said Faisal Al Suwaidi, general manager of Main Roads at DoT.
He added that the project will increase the road’s lifespan as well as provide more protection for its infrastructure.
The first phase of the project was completed in April, during which cracks and depressions of asphalt pavement layers were repaired in an area of 65,000 square metres.
This is part of DoT’s plan to maintain and improve roads, bridges and tunnels in the capital at an estimated cost of Dh115m per year.
The department called on motorists to reduce their speed and be cautious while driving by the roadworks, urging them to abide by the signboards and detours to maintain their safety and the safety of others.