Underpasses for camels and gazelles form part of a link road project that will better connect Shah Gas Field to the Mezairaa area.
Work on the $43million project is now underway, according to the Integrated Transport Centre and Abu Dhabi general services company Musanada, as an effort to provide high quality infrastructure in line with the vision of the UAE’s leadership.
According to a report from state-held news agency Wam, the project involves the construction of a 13.3km link road between the sulphur plant and Hamim-Mezairaa road (E90), in addition to complementing construction works, such as ducts and tunnels.
The road will run parallel to the Etihad railway, with a buffer zone, and serve the sulphur plant while providing another entrance to the oil and gas field concession area, reducing the travel distance by 35km for inbound motorists arriving from Mezairaa.
The Shah Field-Mezairaa link road project, meanwhile, consists of two packages.
The first involves the construction of a 13.3km road linking the sulphur plant to the E90 road, a 2.4m shoulder to ensure traffic safety, buffer fence to cater to the security requirements related to oil fields and road traffic safety, and to protect side slopes, as well as the construction of four underpasses for wandering wildlife.
The second package involves the construction of a 14.5m overpass on the E90 road, along with a one-lane ramp with two roundabouts on both sides of the overpass to ensure the smooth movement of traffic.
The overpass will link the works of the first package to the E90 road in the Al Nashash area.