Travellers in Abu Dhabi could find the emirate is becoming easier to navigate with the opening of new tunnels.

Holidaymakers taking flights to Abu Dhabi could find that the roads are easier to navigate when they arrive following the opening of a series of tunnels.

The emirate is creating an extensive network of tunnels to ease traffic flow and the latest phrase has now been opened to vehicles, Emirates247.com reported.

The sections in Khalifa, Hamdan, Salam and Mina Streets can now be used by vehicles, with the emirate pushing ahead to complete the entire project by early 2012 at the latest.

It is currently around 80 per cent finished but has taken four years to reach this stage.

“This project will largely contribute to easing traffic congestions in the city … it will also improve the environment by reducing emissions as the tunnel means much fewer cars will be on the surface road,” said Abdullah Saeed al Shamsi, director of the infrastructure division.

Some people could be planning to take flights to Abu Dhabi in the coming months as the racing season has begun at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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