Upgraded Al Ain-Dubai Road opens as four-lane expressway

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By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief  www.gulfnews.com

Al Ain: The Al Ain-Dubai Road, the vital artery linking the two cities, has been converted into a four-lane dual carriage expressway following the completion of a Dh1.1 billion development and reconstruction project.

The 54-kilometre stretch of road from the Al Hilli Roundabout to the town of Al Faqaa was declared fully open to traffic on Sunday following the expansion and upgrade which began in 2007. It will be formally inaugurated by Shaikh Tahnoun Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi emirate.

Abdullah Hamdan Al Ameri, Executive Director for roads and infrastructure at Al Ain Municipality, said the project has been completed. The municipality, he said, launched an intensive drive to modernise this vital road to meet future traffic requirements.

Green initiative

The project was launched to convert the then two-lane dual carriageway into a four-lane motorway up to the border of Dubai. More info