The new AED 2.1 billion ($ 570 million) Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway, which is being built by Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada is almost 83% complete and will be opened before the end of 2016, Construction Week Online reported.

The 62 kilometer highway will offer an alternative route to the existing E11, stretching between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with four lanes and a capacity of 8,000 vehicles per hour, and will extend from Seih Shuaib area to Sweihan Interchange, to  pass through the Forest Belt, Al Maha Forest, Kizad, Bida Khalifa, Abu Mureikha, Zayed Military City, and Al Falah.

“This road project will provide a new link to Abu Dhabi city, toward its international airport and with Yas and Saadiyat Islands,” said Acting Director of Roads Hamdan Al Mazrouei, in a Musanada statement, adding that the new route is expected to help improve the traffic flow between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, easing traffic congestion and reducing accident rates, Gulf News reported.