The 2013 Infrastructure Project of the Year goes to Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Tunnel

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Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Street and Tunnel bagged the 2013 Infrastructure Project of theThe 2013 Infrastructure Project of the Year goes to Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Tunnel Year at the Construction Week Awards held last December 11 in Dubai.
The Sheikh Zayed Street and Tunnel, also known as Salam Street is the record holder as the longest tunnel in the Middle East which runs for 3.6 kilometers, including 2.4 kilometers covered section.
Opened just last December 2012, the almost 5billion dirhams project runs from Delma Street, at the Sea Palace junction, along to the Corniche and Mina Road.
The covered section of the tunnel, which was given its name by the President, Sheikh Khalifa, runs for 2.4 kilometers while the open section covers 1.8km.
Its opening ceremony last year marked the last step of the multi-phase Salam Street redevelopment project that began in 2007.
As per history, the official launch of the improvement project was announced by the Department of Municipal Affairs – Municipality of Abu Dhabi City (ADM) in November, 2008.
Al Salam Street was one of Abu Dhabi’s main motoring arteries and the closure of the entire stretch of Al Salam Street was announced in 2009 to allow work to commence.