Road project will link Shah Gas Field and the Mezairaa area
Construction work has begun on a AED158.4 million ($43.1m) link road between the Shah Gas Field and the Mezairaa area.
The road project, which is spread over 450,000 square metres, is being built by the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) and the Abu Dhabi General Service Company Musanada.
It involves the construction of a 13.3km link road between the sulphur plant and Hamim-Mezairaa road (E90), in addition to complementing construction works, such as ducts and tunnels.
The road will be parallel to the Etihad railway, with a buffer zone, and the project will serve the sulphur plant and provide another entrance to the oil and gas field concession area, reducing the distance by 35km for inbound motorists heading from Mezairaa towards the plant.
Musanada revealed that the Shah Field-Mezairaa link road project consists of two packages. The first involves the construction of a 13.3km road linking the sulphur plant to the E90 road, the construction of a 2.4m shoulder to ensure traffic safety, the construction of a buffer fence to cater to the security requirements related to oil fields and road traffic safety, and to protect side slopes, as well as the construction of four underpasses for camels and gazelles.
The second package involves the construction of a 14.5km overpass on the E90 road, along with a one-lane ramp with two roundabouts on both sides of the overpass to ensure the smooth movement of traffic. The overpass will link the works of the first package to the E90 road in the Al Nashash area.