Key improvements include constructing a 400-metre-long slipway between Sheikh Zayed Street and Sheikh Zayed Street Tunnel between Al-Falah Street and Hazza Street junctions by adding two tunnel-bound lanes in the direction exiting the emirate, and two lanes exiting the tunnel in the direction of the city entrance.
Expected to be completed in 790 days, the project is part of the Municipality’s plans to upgrade infrastructure, roads, bridges and tunnels in order to leverage the efficiency of municipal services in line with the sustainable development requirements and the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision.
Works also include improving the junction with Al Falah Street by adding two lanes in the direction of Al Reem and Al Maryah islands, and improving the surface street at Qasr Al Bahr junction to enable smooth traffic flow in the direction of the city.
The Sheikh Zayed Street Tunnel was opened in 2012, and at 3.6KM, including a 2.4KM enclosed section, the longest tunnel in the Middle East.
Source: MEConstruction News / Constructionweekonline