"The new highway will relieve the traffic pressure on the current Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road, bring down the number of accidents, connect Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone with the current and future road network," Eng. Faisal Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Director-General of Highways at the Department of Transport, said.
"When complete, the project will form part of an additional road linking Abu Dhabi with Dubai and the Northern Emirates," he added.
The road by Abu Dhabi General Service Company (Musanada) will go from Seih Shuaib to Sweihan Interchange, passing through Al Maha Forest, Kizad, Al Ajban Road, and Zayed Military City to Sweihan Road.
There will be four lanes in both directions, six bridges and six underground passes. An extension of the Mohamed bin Zayed Road (E311) in Seih Shuaib at the Dubai border, it’ll keep drivers happy until the potential launch of a system that due to undergo testing this year.
Possibly reaching speeds of 1200kph, sealed concrete or steel pipes are to be installed either above or below ground, these are pumped permanently to remove air and, thus, resistance to the trains, while electric motors create a strong magnetic field that allows carriages to coast in a frictionless environment.