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Progress revealed on key roads project at Abu Dhabi Int'l

Musanada says more than two thirds of the $184.6m road network and interchange project completed

Progress revealed on key roads project at Abu Dhabi Int'l

Abu Dhabi General Services Company, also known as Musanada, has announced that more than two thirds of the AED678 million ($184.6 million) road network and interchange project at Abu Dhabi International Airport has been completed.

The project will connect the new terminal of Abu Dhabi International Airport to the Abu Dhabi - Shahama (E10) highway and will provide a direct access to and from the terminal towards Abu Dhabi as well as Dubai and Al Ain cities, state news agency WAM reported.

Under the project, the E10 highway will become wider, increasing from four to five lanes in both directions, and the Presidential Flight road will increase from two to three lanes in both directions, it added.

WAM quoted Faisal Ahmad Al Suwaidi, director-general of the main roads division at Department of Municipal Affairs and Department of Transport as saying: "Once operational, this project will significantly help improve traffic safety levels and reduce accident ratios by enhancing traffic movement, ensuring smooth flow and avoiding any congestion in future.

"Designed and constructed in line with highest international design, traffic engineering, safety and environment standards, this crucially pivotal traffic route represents an important addition to the main road network in the emirate of Abu Dhabi."

Saleh Al Sheibah Al Mazrouei, Musanada’s acting roads and infrastructure executive director, added: "The project is one of the critical land transport projects currently being executed by Musanada, as part of its efforts to deliver strategic projects that contribute to achievement of the objectives of Abu Dhabi Plan, enhance the quality of infrastructure and support the economic development of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the overall development process in the UAE."

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