Dh97 million project to reduce traffic on key UAE road

Dh97 million project to reduce traffic on key UAE road

Abu Dhabi - Number of lanes will be increased from four to five.


A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 7 Apr 2019, 3:18 PM

Last updated: Sun 7 Apr 2019, 5:41 PM

The Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada has started construction works of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Road (Eastern Mangroves Road) Traffic Improvements Project for an estimated value of Dh97 million, after completing all basic works and preparations.
The road project starts from the Ministries Intersection to the Qasr Al Bahr Intersection, and will involve widening of the existing Sheikh Zayed road from Dhafeer Street to Salama Bint Butti Street by adding a new lane, thereby increasing the number of lanes from four to five.
The aim is to reduce traffic congestion as the road is a major link connecting Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland.
Musanada said that it will carry out the road widening works without causing any obstruction to traffic movement along this vital route. The currently used lanes will be maintained open without any closure.
The company said 600 workers are operating around the clock to deliver the project within 165 days as per the approved and agreed plan while complying with international specifications and standards.
Musanada assured that it is highly keen on meeting the best traffic safety standards and observing eco-sustainability requirements, to achieve safe traffic flow.
On the other hand, the Department of Transport (DoT) stated that this project forms part of DoT's vision to establish an integrated and sustainable transport for a better quality of life in Abu Dhabi. DoT explained that the new expansion and traffic improvement works on Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Road will ensure smooth traffic flow, reduce congestion and enhance the traffic safety on the road.
The Integrated Transport Centre has urged all road users to comply with traffic safety instructions and show flexibility to facilitate project works on the site.

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