Accelerated demographic growth and rapid economic development have led to increases in population and traffic in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates. The Abu Dhabi Government is implementing various initiatives to develop surface infrastructure to enhance quality of life in the city.
The Al Salam Street Project is an initiative by Abu Dhabi Municipality to transform the existing Al Salam Street (renamed as Sheikh Zayed Street in December 2012) alignment into an uninterrupted traffic corridor. The project has a series of tunnels, surface roadways and junctions to ease traffic congestion. The Abu Dhabi Municipality is financing the AED5bn ($1.36bn) contract.