This article describes the project for upgrading the road linking Abu Dhabi with Dubai; it includes a route map. The project's design work is now complete. Subject to the approval of its client, the Abu Dhabi Public Works Department, the project's contract will go out to tender in the next few months, and project completion is expected in 2002. In the project, completion date seems to be less important than quality of design and construction, and integration with the planned development of this country's rapidly growing economy. There will be two new cities on either side of the highway, and a separate route for lorry traffic. The country's car ownership is also rising. The existing two-lane dual carriageway has increasing heavy traffic, and is to be upgraded to expressway standards with a 120kph design speed and access for local traffic. The new road will be a four-lane dual carriageway with a 20m wide central reservation with vegetation. There will also be some new grade-separated interchanges. The design had to be up to AASHTO standards, and used several software packages. This computerisation was a major benefit, because the client requested an enhancement of the original specification at a very late stage in tender preparation. A complete set of revised tender documents was quickly prepared.

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    LONDON,   United Kingdom  EC1R 4QX
  • Publication Date: 2000-2


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 8-9
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  • Accession Number: 00790463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM