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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - ROADS, TUNNELS AND BRIDGES

Municipality of Abu Dhabi City opens Phase I of Al Salam Street surface roads

Posted on 22/09/2011

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City will open the initial phase of surface roads and intersections of Al Salam Street on Friday for vehicles '&' pedestrian along a corridor stretching from the intersection with Hamdan Street up to the intersection with Al Falah Street in both directions. The opening of this phase of the project is part of a phased plan to gradually open the completed parts of Al Salam Street Upgrading Project. This initial phase entails the provision of 740 parking slots, ...  >>MORE

GCC pumps US$142 billion into road, bridge projects

Posted on 18/09/2011

Major road and bridge projects valued at US$142 billion are underway or at the planning stages in the Gulf region, with the UAE leading the way after adding to its transport infrastructure with the recent opening of Dubai Metro's Green Line. Highlighted by Abu Dhabi's US$25 billion Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP), the UAE's US$58 billion worth of road and bridge projects represents almost 40 per cent of the regional total. Saudi Arabia has US$48 billion dollars worth of projects either ...  >>MORE

Mideast’s longest traffic tunnel to open early 2012

Posted on 04/09/2011

A Dh4.8-billion road project in Abu Dhabi involving building the Middle East's longest traffic tunnel has been partly completed and it could be inaugurated in the first quarter of 2012, according to operators. Nearly 88 per cent of the Salam project has been completed and part of the street will be opened to traffic at the Tourist Club, Najda and Hamdan street areas soon, the Abu Dhabi Municipality said. "The project is expected to cost around dh4.8 billion and if the pace of work continues ...  >>MORE

Dh20m Sharjah road project ready

Posted on 01/08/2011

The Department of Public Works in Sharjah announced on Sunday that it has completed a Dh20 million project on roads leading to southern areas of Khor Fakkan. The project involved constructing a bridge and loop roads near the branch of the University of Sharjah and nearby government buildings. It aims at reducing congestion and facilitating students' access to the campus area, making it easier for all commuters to also visit governmental buildings located in the vicinity, especially those ...  >>MORE

Mideast’s longest tunnel to open this year

Posted on 25/07/2011

The Middle East's longest traffic tunnel currently under construction in Abu Dhabi city will be ready for official inauguration at the end of 2011, nearly a year behind schedule because of technical and topographical obstacles. More than 90 per cent of the Dh5 billion Al Salam tunnel venture has been completed since it was launched more than three years ago as one of the largest road construction projects ever to be carried out in the UAE. "The project will be completed before the end of ...  >>MORE

Dubai-Al Ain motorway to be ready in Sept

Posted on 10/07/2011

An expanded and improved motorway linking Dubai with the eastern oasis town of Al Ain will be fully operational in September more than two years after the Dh794-project was launched, the semi official daily Al-Ittihad said on Sunday. Part of the project stretching around 14 km will be inaugurated this week to bring the total expanded road to 45 km in both directions, it said. "This means the entire project is about to be completed…we expect it to be fully operational and open to traffic by ...  >>MORE

Region's longest tunnel to open in UAE this year

Posted on 06/06/2011

Abu Dhabi authorities are pushing ahead with the Middle East's longest traffic tunnel and the project is set to be inaugurated on schedule before the end of this year, the semi official daily 'Al Ittihad' reported on Sunday. Nearly 80 per cent of the Dh5bn venture, one of the largest construction contracts in the region, has been completed and the tunnel and its adjoining roads and causeways will become fully operational by the end of 2011. Quoting unnamed officials at the Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

DOT to develop master plan for walking and cycling in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 02/05/2011

The Department of Transport (DoT) has announced the commencement of the development of a Pedestrian Bikeway Master Plan, to improve the transport options and quality of life for the entire Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including Al Ain Region and the Western Region (Al Gharbia). The year-long planning process, to be completed by early 2012, will begin by gathering all information about the streets and roads of Abu Dhabi, studying the current and future urban plans for street and road infrastructure, ...  >>MORE

Mega tunnel project to partially open in June

Posted on 18/04/2011

The Middle East's longest traffic tunnel currently under construction in Abu Dhabi city will be partially opened to traffic in June before it becomes fully operational at the end of the year, an official said on Sunday. The Salam street tunnel had been due to be completed at the end of 2010 but was delayed because of technical and topographical reasons, said Ahmed Al Housani, a spokesman for the Abu Dhabi Municipality which is carrying out the Dh-five-billion project on the capital's eastern ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Municipality inaugurates jogging track on Arabian Gulf Street

Posted on 22/12/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City yesterday inaugurated a jogging track on Arabian Gulf (Al Khaleej Al Arabi) Street at Al Mushrif as part of a master project envisaging the construction of 5200-meter long jogging tracks across the city. The opening of this jogging track comes in the context of the Municipality's drive to promote communal health and encourage the capital's residents '&' visitors of all ages to avail themselves of the facilities in place and maintain healthy habits in line ...  >>MORE

Hamdan bin Zayed opens Ghayathi Highway

Posted on 09/12/2010

Western Region: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, has inaugurated the Ghayathi-Madinat Zayed Main Road in the presence of officials of the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi, strategic partners and journalists. The main road will provide better connectivity to towns in the Western Region and link Madinat Zayed with Ghayathi. The project encompassed the construction of a main road connecting Ghayathi to Madinat Zayed ...  >>MORE

Al Ain to have new Dh100 million road

Posted on 09/12/2010

Al Ain Municipality has commenced designing of the Dh 100 million Eastern Road at Hili Khalif area. Ahmed Al Dhahiri, manager of the project, said ' When completed, the road will link Al Ain with Dubai and northern emirates. 'The design will take into consideration the projected tremendous increase in the number of vehicles and intensity in vehicular movement towards the Hili border checkpoint, Hili residential complex and Hili industrial zone through 2020. He disclosed that the construction ...  >>MORE

ADM opens traffic in all directions of Al Mafraq Bridge

Posted on 08/12/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, in coordination with the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, has opened the path outbound from Abu Dhabi towards Dubai starting from the flyover of Al Mafraq Bridge, announcing the conclusion of all construction works at the interchanges which have been opened in phases comprising 27 lanes with a total capacity of 24 thousand vehicles per hour; rendering it one of the most vital projects across Abu Dhabi city. Al Mafraq Bridge project, which costs ...  >>MORE

ADM completes Bani Yas - Al Heelieh Road widening project

Posted on 30/11/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has completed the widening of Bani Yas - Al Heelieh widening project extending 14.63 km comprising the construction of a subway linking Al Shamkha East and Al Shamkha West in a sector extending 775 meters. The project also includes full lighting of several vital projects currently under construction, improvement of roads and provision of sophisticated services at residential areas in the context of the Municipality's efforts to keep pace with the urbanisation ...  >>MORE

Khalifa unveils Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 26/11/2010

The United Arab Emirates will witness further achievements that will place it among the most advanced countries, said President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Khalifa made the remarks as he opened the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi, in presence of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President's Representative, and General H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Sheikh Khalifa ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Municipality opens Al Mafraq Bridge

Posted on 09/11/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, in cooperation with the General HQ of Abu Dhabi Police, has opened the flyover of Al Mafraq Bridge for vehicular traffic in all directions, except the Dubai-bound path; which will be opened later this month. Al Mafraq Bridge project, which has started in March 2008 costing about 830 million dirham, comprises 27 lanes in both directions with a total capacity of 24 thousand vehicles per hour, thus becoming one of the key and vital projects in Abu Dhabi city ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Bridge to get green flag by F1 day

Posted on 26/10/2010

The Sheikh Zayed Bridge is officially complete, and traffic should start flowing across it early next month. Abu Dhabi Municipality confirmed yesterday that the Dh1 billion Zaha Hadid-designed link over the Maqta channel was ready for traffic and will open before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 12, following a nearly eight-year construction period mired in delays and budget overruns. "We're ready to open the bridge as soon as possible," Abdullah al Shamsi, the municipality's director ...  >>MORE

Central monitoring system being installed in five tunnels on Al Salam Street

Posted on 17/10/2010

A central monitoring system to ensure the safety of motorists is being installed in all five tunnels on Al Salam Street, an official spokesman of the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City told Gulf News. According to the spokesman, the tunnels will be opened for traffic in the near future. The system's main features include the automated monitoring of traffic movement, lighting system, fire, toxic gases and temperature detectors, as well as uninterrupted power supply and drainage systems, he ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi set to launch region’s longest tunnel

Posted on 11/10/2010

Abu Dhabi is on the verge of launching the Middle East's longest traffic tunnel which will allow motorists heading into the city from the eastern entrance to emerge from underground at its western edge without having to make any stop. Nearly three years after work began, Al Salam tunnel is nearing completion and could be inaugurated late this year to coincide with the forthcoming summit in the Capital of the heads of state of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). South Korea's ...  >>MORE

New bridge in Abu Dhabi to help drivers save 15 minutes

Posted on 10/10/2010

Motorists going from and to the capital can save around 15 minutes with the opening of the iconic Sheikh Zayed Bridge by the end of this year, according to the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City. The bridge, which costs Dh900 million, will be the third gateway to Abu Dhabi, linking the mainland with the Abu Dhabi Island. It is also slated to help residents cope with the rapidly increasing traffic while easing pressure on the two existing main bridges namely Maqta and Mussaffah. The new bridge ...  >>MORE

Yas Tunnel opens to the public

Posted on 05/10/2010

Yas Tunnel, which connects Al Raha Beach to Yas Island officially opened to the public yesterday. The 1.1KM long tunnel, which is 43m wide and has a height clearance of 4.5m, is made up of six lanes and will play a vital role in connecting key attractions on the island such as Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island Hotels and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to residential communities such as Al Bandar and Al Raha Gardens, and improve connection times to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The ...  >>MORE

Al Salam Street lane to be closed for three weeks from October 5

Posted on 04/10/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City announced the closure of the right traffic lane on Al Salam Street in both inbound and outbound Abu Dhabi directions for a period of three weeks. This will be implemented from Tuesday, October 5 to facilitate road works in the area near Khalifa Park. The municipality continues to encourage motorists to adhere to speed limits and obey all traffic laws. Motorists can take alternative routes such as Muroor Road and Rashed bin Saeed (Airport) Road. The mega ...  >>MORE

Shurooq completes connecting Al Majaz Waterfront with Khalid Lagoon

Posted on 22/09/2010

The Sharjah Development and Investment Authority (Shurooq) has announced the completion of the linking of Al Majaz Waterfront and Khalid Lagoon, in accordance with the new master plan that aims to transform the area into one of the most attractive tourism destinations in the region. Shurooq is on track to finalise the other facilities of the project, which is scheduled for completion in December 2010, to coincide with the launch of the 2010 Sharjah Water Festival and the UIM Formula One ...  >>MORE

Half of waterfront ring road completed in Sharjah

Posted on 14/09/2010

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shorouq), which supervises over the development of Dh100 Majaz waterfront ring road project, has announced completion of 50 per cent of the ring road, which is now open for the road users as per schedule. The project will be completed by the first quarter of next month. The authority said the new road, being closed to Khalid Lagoon, provides traffic flow, especially during Eid Al Fitr holiday when greater number of families rushed to spend ...  >>MORE

Sultan inaugurates second phase of Meliha road

Posted on 17/08/2010

H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated yesterday the second phase of the Meliha road which was named the Islamic Institute Road on his directive. Along with project for upgrading the Al Wahda Street, the two projects cost about Dh 1.2 billion and are two of the mega projects the Sharjah Public Works Department has undertaken as part of the emirate's plans to improve its basic infrastructure and services. Sheikh Khaled bin Saqr ...  >>MORE

Eighty-eight percent of Al Salam Street Contract-3 completed

Posted on 15/08/2010

The management of Al Salam Street Project confirmed that Contract 3, which stretches from Al Salam Street-Al Saada Street intersection up to Al Salam Street-Hazza Bin Zayed Street intersection, has reached an impressive 88 per cent completion. Construction works for surface roads and utilities network in this area are in full swing, with the aim of facilitating traffic movement along Al Salam Street and the Eastern Ring Road. Al Salam Street Project is divided into four major parts called ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Municipality opens new phases of Al Mafraq Bridge

Posted on 03/08/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City announced that it would soon open main sectors of Al Mafraq Bridge for traffic as part of a plan to open the remaining uncompleted sectors gradually to facilitate traffic movement for road users before the full completion of the project in October next. Most works on the parts to be opened in August have been completed for traffic travelling on the motorways from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi to Tareef, Tareef to Al Ain, Tareef to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain to Dubai ...  >>MORE

Al Salam contract 4 completed

Posted on 29/07/2010

The management of Al Salam Street Project confirmed the successful completion of Contract 4, which stretches from Al Salam - Street No. 19 junction up to Al Salam - Street No. 29 junction. Construction works included road widening and three lane opening at Al Salam Street and the Eastern Ring Road. This was announced during a recent visit of Abdulla S. Al Shamsi, Acting Executive Director of Municipal Infrastructure and Assets Sector with a group of the municipality officials to Al Salam ...  >>MORE

Executive Committee approves bus only lanes project in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 17/06/2010

The Executive Committee approved yesterday a series of projects submitted by the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi (DoT) for establishing bus only lanes for mass transport on the Zayed 1st and Hamdan Streets in the first phase and constructing the Madinat Zayed-Ghiyathi dual carriageway. The committee meeting, which was chaired by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, gave its nod for the second phase of the project for designing, installing and ...  >>MORE

Municipality of Abu Dhabi City approves landscaping layouts of 4 major intersections

Posted on 30/03/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has sanctioned the final layouts of landscaping '&' irrigation works of four major intersections extending from Abu Dhabi city to Al Taweelah on Abu Dhabi - Dubai Road. Works will commence by the mid of this year and last for a year and a half in the project, which is part of the Municipality's efforts to improve the appearance of the city and enhance the aesthetics view of public areas to tune them with the overall progress and development witnessed by the ...  >>MORE

Municipality of Abu Dhabi City: Al Salam Street Project construction work on schedule with around 66% completion rate

Posted on 25/03/2010

The management of Al Salam Street Project confirmed that construction work within the framework of development is going according to schedule with an overall completion rate around of 66%. During a recent visit of a group of instructors and students from the Municipal Engineering Technology program of the Higher Colleges of Technology to Al Salam Street Project site, the municipality highlighted their ongoing efforts towards a successful project completion as well as its main features. The ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi City Municipality provides U-turn access at Mina Road and right lane to link Mina with Corniche

Posted on 21/03/2010

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 20th of March 2010. The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City announced the opening of a U-turn access at Mina Road, specifically in the area facing Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. The right lane that links Mina Road with Corniche Road near Capital Hotel is also opened to traffic. These measures are in line with the municipality's efforts to facilitate the completion of Al Salam Street Project and make it easier for those affected by the construction work. The U-turn will ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Municipality opens the tunnel leading to Al Maqta Bridge

Posted on 08/03/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has recently opened the tunnel channelling traffic from the extension of Al Salam Street towards Al Maqta Bridge, following the completion of regular maintenance works undertaken in the context of the Municipality endeavours to improve facilities with a view to ensuring high traffic safety standards for road users, maintaining the excellent appearance, and keeping abreast of the urbanisation drive in the city of Abu Dhabi. The maintenance of the said tunnel ...  >>MORE

Tunnel on Salam Street to help ease traffic flow in capital

Posted on 18/02/2010

Motorists can use the first tunnel on Salam Street from midnight tonight, the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City announced during a media tour to the tunnel yesterday. The 850 metre long tunnel near Khalifa Park is being opened for traffic six months ahead of the scheduled time, Khalifa Mohammad Al Mazroui, General Manager of the municipality said in a statement. "It will initiate a new phase of construction on the surface and bypass roads in the area and I thank our partners in the General ...  >>MORE

Municipality of Abu Dhabi City proceeds with the implementation and operation of pedestrian bridge elevators

Posted on 14/01/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City proceeds with the installation of a number of modern elevators to some pedestrian bridges in the main traffic detour areas on Al Salam Street, specifically within the Tourist Club zone near the city centre. Elevators will be installed on three pedestrian bridges. The first is opposite Le Meridian Hotel which will be completed during this week. The second is on Road No. 10 between Hamdan Street and Mina Road, expected to be finished and fully-operational by ...  >>MORE

UAE’s highest road to Jebel Jais Mountain takes shape

Posted on 14/01/2010

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, on Wednesday inspected the construction works of the 36km long road to the top of Jebel Jais mountain — the highest point in the UAE. Sheikh Saud reviewed the progress of the ambitious infrastructure project which would make the 1,950-metre high Jebel Jais peak accessible by road and opens up enormous possibilities for tourism development in the area. He was briefed about the work progress by the officials of ...  >>MORE

Pedways planned to link major buildings in Dubai

Posted on 20/12/2009

After putting a fully integrated public transport system in place, Dubai is now planning to build climate controlled pedways to link major buildings to promote a walking culture. "Apart from the existing and planned air-conditioned pedestrian crossings, we are planning to build air-conditioned pedways to link major buildings, shopping centres, Metro stations and bus stations. The aim is to make Dubai a pedestrian-friendly city and to encourage people to walk to cover short distances," said ...  >>MORE

Work on Abu Dhabi Salam Street upgrade well on track

Posted on 17/12/2009

Residents can have a ‘green drive' on the first freeway in Abu Dhabi before its completion. Abu Dhabi Municipality plans to open each phase of Salam Street for traffic without waiting for its total completion, the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City announced on Wednesday. About 62 per cent of the three major phases of the Salam Street upgrade project has been completed thanks to the efforts of about 5,000 people, officials and consultants told reporters during a media tour to the construction ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Zayed inaugurates Khalifa bin Zayed bridge

Posted on 15/10/2009

H.H. Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, inaugurated yesterday the Saadiyat island-Abu Dhabi bridge. The bridge named after Sheikh Khalifa in recognition of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's vision for leveraging the standing of Abu Dhabi as a world leading capital and advancing its development through the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. Set to become one of the world's great non-suspension ...  >>MORE

Expansion on Abu Dhabi's Eastern Ring Road

Posted on 17/09/2009

Abu Dhabi Municipality and the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ announced that the start of the expansion work on the Eastern Ring Road in Abu Dhabi. The particular area affected is from Al Saada Bridge until Street Number 29 that connects the Eastern Ring Road with Muroor Street at the PepsiCo zone. Three lanes on both directions will remain open to traffic in order to avoid inconvenience to motorists plying the route. This phase, which is expected to be completed in May 2009, is part of the development ...  >>MORE

Saadiyat bridge will capture the heart of Abu Dhabi

Posted on 25/08/2009

Since Abu Dhabi was first settled by tribesmen from Liwa and Al Ain in the late 18th century, visitors came to the island primarily along one of two routes. They either waded across a shallow waterway guarded by the al Maqta tower, or much more recently, crossed the Maqta or Mussaffah bridges. More than 300 years of tradition is about to radically change with the opening next month of the Saadiyat bridge that connects downtown Abu Dhabi with Saadiyat Island. The 1.4km "post-tensioned ...  >>MORE

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Municipality of Abu Dhabi City opens Phase I of Al Salam Street surface roads


GCC pumps US$142 billion into road, bridge projects


Mideast’s longest traffic tunnel to open early 2012


Dh20m Sharjah road project ready


Mideast’s longest tunnel to open this year


Dubai-Al Ain motorway to be ready in Sept


Region's longest tunnel to open in UAE this year


DOT to develop master plan for walking and cycling in Abu Dhabi


Mega tunnel project to partially open in June


Abu Dhabi Municipality inaugurates jogging track on Arabian Gulf Street


Hamdan bin Zayed opens Ghayathi Highway


Al Ain to have new Dh100 million road


ADM opens traffic in all directions of Al Mafraq Bridge


ADM completes Bani Yas - Al Heelieh Road widening project


Khalifa unveils Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi Municipality opens Al Mafraq Bridge


Sheikh Zayed Bridge to get green flag by F1 day


Central monitoring system being installed in five tunnels on Al Salam Street


Abu Dhabi set to launch region’s longest tunnel


New bridge in Abu Dhabi to help drivers save 15 minutes


Yas Tunnel opens to the public


Al Salam Street lane to be closed for three weeks from October 5


Shurooq completes connecting Al Majaz Waterfront with Khalid Lagoon


Half of waterfront ring road completed in Sharjah


Sultan inaugurates second phase of Meliha road


Eighty-eight percent of Al Salam Street Contract-3 completed


Abu Dhabi Municipality opens new phases of Al Mafraq Bridge


Al Salam contract 4 completed


Executive Committee approves bus only lanes project in Abu Dhabi


Municipality of Abu Dhabi City approves landscaping layouts of 4 major intersections


Municipality of Abu Dhabi City: Al Salam Street Project construction work on schedule with around 66% completion rate


Abu Dhabi City Municipality provides U-turn access at Mina Road and right lane to link Mina with Corniche


Abu Dhabi Municipality opens the tunnel leading to Al Maqta Bridge


Tunnel on Salam Street to help ease traffic flow in capital


Municipality of Abu Dhabi City proceeds with the implementation and operation of pedestrian bridge elevators


UAE’s highest road to Jebel Jais Mountain takes shape


Pedways planned to link major buildings in Dubai


Work on Abu Dhabi Salam Street upgrade well on track


Mohammed bin Zayed inaugurates Khalifa bin Zayed bridge


Expansion on Abu Dhabi's Eastern Ring Road


Saadiyat bridge will capture the heart of Abu Dhabi