Work begins on $49.8m Al Ain City roundabout project

Development aimed at improving traffic movement and reducing congestion
Work begins on $49.8m Al Ain City roundabout project
By Gavin Gibbon
Sun 18 Aug 2019 04:21 PM

Construction of the Asharej and Al Markhaniva roundabout development project in Al Ain city, worth $49.8 million (AED183m), has begun.

The development of the two roundabouts aims to improve traffic movement and reduce congestion during peak hours as well as enhance traffic safety.

The works are being carried out by Al Ain City Municipality and Abu Dhabi General Services Company ‘Musanda’.

The project scope includes converting the existing Al Markhaniya roundabout (P169) to a traffic signal intersection and converting the Asharej (P170) into a tunnel. The work also includes developing the link road between the two intersections, landscaping, sidewalks and cycling paths.

A statement on Emirates News Agency (WAM), said: “Execution of this project forms part of the efforts made by AAM and Musanada to realise the vision of the UAE’s leadership in providing high quality infrastructure that meets the needs of individuals and the community at large in line with best international standards, besides establishing sound infrastructure to support the local economy and sustainable development efforts.”

The project is being delivered in collaboration with the department of transport, and the Integrated Transport Centre, the Abu Dhabi police headquarters and other stakeholders.

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