62-km-long Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway to be ready by next year

Four lanes in each direction

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Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, said the 62-km-long Abu Dhabi- Dubai highway would be ready by next year.

The project, being executed by Musanada in co-operation with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, is one of the most important land transport initiatives in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The road is one of the strategic projects that will contribute to achieving the objectives of Abu Dhabi Plan towards enhancing the quality of infrastructure and strengthening the economic development of the emirate in particular, and the state in general, the company said in a statement.

The highway is an extension of Sheikh bin Zayed Road (E311), and it will connect Seih Shuaib area at the Abu Dhabi border and Dubai with the Sweihan interchange. There will be four lanes in each direction, and the highway is being built in two construction packages, the statement said.

As a strategic artery, it can absorb additional traffic during peak hours. The new road also provides access to Abu Dhabi city and its international airport, and also to Yas and Saadiyat islands, it added.