A 62 km long highway project has been initiated to link Abu Dhabi and Dubai via Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (MBZR) at the Dubai border.
The government said that the motorists will be able to use this highway by the end of 2016.
This project worth around Dh2.1 billion, and will have 4 lanes, 6 interchanges and 6 underground passes available to road commuters. 83% of the work on this alternative route is completed.
Eng. Hamdan Al Mazrouei, Musanada’s, acting roads director, said, “This road project will provide a new link to Abu Dhabi city towards the international airport and Yas, in addition to Saadiyat islands.”
The highway will pass through all the important areas of the city that’s currently loaded with traffic. This will provide a new link to the airport and will lessen the traffic on the roads of Dubai and Abu Dhabi during peak the hours and weekends.
Keeping the immense traffic on the roads, these lanes can carry 8000 vehicles per hour – 2000 vehicles per lane.
This highway will be a great addition to UAE’s infrastructure and will help to improve the issues faced by the citizens due to the traffic flow and accidents.