Building to start on new Dubai-Abu Dhabi road


By Staff

Abu Dhabi: Two new roads are to be built at a cost of more than Dh7.4 billion.

The construction of a new Mafraq-Ghweifat main road as well as the new Abu Dhabi-Dubai main road will begin soon, the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport said on Sunday.

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council has authorised the department to appoint contractors to carry out both projects.

The department said preparations are underway to begin contruction of the new Abu Dhabi-Dubai (E311) 62-kilometre road, which will cost Dh2.1 billion. The project, parallel to the existing Abu Dhabi-Dubai (E11) main road, extends from Mohammad Bin Zayed Road in Saih Shuaib through Al Maha Forest and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) and will join up at the Sweihan Road (E20). It is expected to be finished by 2017. More info