Casablanca Port-Zenatta logistics Road links underway to curb heavyweight traffic

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Vast construction works like tunnels and bunkers have been carried out in the city of Casablanca, for the sole purpose of easing traffic flows and reducing the congestion in order to prevent long waiting time in traffic jams.

Casablanca Port-Zenatta logistics Road links underway to curb heavyweight traffic

Casablanca Port-Zenatta logistics Road links underway to curb heavyweight traffic

One of these major projects is the realization of a road link between the port of Casablanca and Logistics activities zone in Zenatta which was launched by HM King Mohammed VI in 2012. Through the joint venture of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation with the National Ports Agency (ANP), the port of Casablanca will be connected directly by a 21 kilometer road to the logistics area of Zenatta.

With a financial allocation of 700 million dirham, the work involves the implementation of a maritime section of 4.3 kilometer within 40 months with an expected completion in 2016, expanding the road network nearly 10 kilometer and construction of a new 7 kilometer road.

The construction of the maritime section that will connect the end of the northern entrance to the port at the intersection of Moulay Slimane Boulevard and des Mimosas driveway is now more than 50% complete according to schedule. The project also includes construction of interchanges and intersections with other routes and other amenities to ultimately eliminate truck traffic on the adjoining boulevards, such as Moulay Slimane Boulevard.

This road connection aims to decongest the roads adjacent to the port, improving the conditions of carriage of goods by an increase in capacity and a reduction of truck routes and heavyweight traffic flow at the axis linking the port of Casablanca in the logistics area of Zenatta.

This project also has contribution to the social and environmental aspects as it will improve the urban traffic in terms of reducing traffic congestion, prevention of road insecurity and fighting against pollution and sound pollution. Construction is currently well underway and will be completed on time.

Mohamed Dekkak