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Construction work on $571m Abu Dhabi highway completed

November 2015

Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada) said 60 per cent of construction work on the Dh2.1-billion ($571 million) Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway is over and the 62-km-long road is likely to be ready by the year-end.

Spanning from Seih Shuaib to Sweihan Interchange, the highway is a strategic road, linking Abu Dhabi with other emirates. It includes six interchanges and six underground passes. Faisal Ahmed Al Suwaidi, the director general of highways, said: “It will connect Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone with current and future road network east E11. The project, on completion, will be a further strategic road linking the Abu Dhabi with Dubai and Northern Emirates.”

Omar Mattar Al Mansouri, the acting director of roads, Musanada, said the project is progressing as planned with 54 per cent of package A and 66 per cent of package B now complete.

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