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$1.4bn road on track to open in 2017

October 2016

Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) said work was progressing well on the Dh5.3-billion ($1.44 billion) Mafraq-Ghuwaifat Road project and was on track for completion by the middle of next year.

The company said it has completed 72 per cent of the project. The scope of work includes construction of 16 new interchanges, improvement work to the existing interchanges at Mafraq, Hameem, Abu Al Abyad and Madinat Zayed interchange, as well as huge improvements on the existing interchanges extending over a total length of 246 km from Mafraq to the international borders with Saudi Arabia in Ghuwaifat and the industrial hub in Ruwais.

The delivery of Phase One of the project will be during this year, while the project is to be completed by mid-2017.

Hamdan Ahmed Al Mazrouei, the acting roads director at Musanada, said the project teams are working 24/7 to deliver work as per the project plan. “The project includes six packages, with a manpower of 8,500 consultants, engineers, and workers,” he stated.

“The project encompasses construction of new lanes in both directions, from two to four lanes in each direction along 182 km extending from Mafraq until Baynounah Forest area, and from two lanes to three lanes in each direction along 64 km extending from Baraka until Ghuwaifat,” he said.

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