The Department of Transport (DoT) has finalised new road plans for Abu Dhabi’s new airport expansion, at the cost of almost AED638 m.
The project, which is due to be completed in July 2017, will oversee construction of a series of major interchanges around airport to help facilitate traffic flow in and out of the area, in line with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and the country’s world-class infrastructure and road plans.
A five-lane intersection heading in both directions will transform access in and out of the airport and another intersection will be built to ease access of vehicles to the airport’s parking grounds. The project will replace the E10 highway with a tunnel as part of the expansion plans around the airport.
More road expansions will be underway from the new intersection near Raha Beach stretching through E10 and E12 to prepare for the high traffic volume expected, especially during rush hours. The DoT also said that high quality lighting will be installed on the main E10 road.
Khalid Deemas Al Suwaidi, Surface Transport advisor and acting general director of Main Roads at the Department of Transport, said that new airport road project is one of the UAE’s major strategic infrastructure projects that aim to ease and cut down journey time for commuters. When construction is underway, all road works will incorporate road diversions in order to maintain traffic flow and ensure that commuter journey’s are not interrupted.