New Expressway in Casablanca set for end-month opening

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The expressway project connecting El Jadida Regional Road No. 320 leading to Azemmour will be ready by the end of August as stated by the Regional Directorate of Equipment and Transport of Greater Casablanca.

New Expressway in Casablanca set for end-month opening

New Expressway in Casablanca set for end-month opening

The expressway was supposed to be delivered by June, but due to some unforeseen circumstances. The work was said to be over 90% complete.

The ring road covers and serves the city of Hay Hassani, Lissassfa, Bouskoura and Dar Bouazza to improve traffic flow in the city center and help reduce traffic congestion. In this regard, users of the road from Casablanca going to the cities of Rabat and El Jadida, will no longer have to cross the city center and could save 30-35 minutes of their travel time.

The project, which was created through a joint venture with the Council of the City of Casablanca, is devided into three section. The first section, which connects El Jadida road to the national road number 1 covers almost 2.3 kilometers and is nearing completion. The second section, spanning 2.5 kilometers will link the national highway or road number 1 to 3014 Provincial rod or Errahma road. The construction work of third section, measuring a total of about 9 kilometers, was launched in September 2012 and be completed in late August.

The new two-by-two expressway lane will have three interchanges with suspenders. One was already installed on the National Road number 1. The second will be constructed at the Errahma road and the last one will be on the Azemmour road.

Two intersections will also be constructed as part of this expressway project in Azbane and Regional Road No. 320. The budget for the project is approximately 500 million dirham with the total work costing 250 million dirham, and the remaining accounts to lighting, finishing work and expropriation.

An amount of 100 million dirham has been allocated to the expropriated land, covering an area of 40 hectares. Eventually, the bypass will be a way to work around Casablanca, especially during summer when traffic is high on the road that connects the city to Dar Bouazza.

Mohamed Dekkak