The north African country has allocated a budget of MAD 5 billion to get the highway done in time.
Rabat – To reduce the high levels of traffic on the Rabat-Casablanca highway, the National Company of Motorways of Morocco (ADM) is planning to build another highway linking the diplomatic and economic capitals.
The new highway is set to cover 60 kilometers, linking Tamesna, in the suburbs of Rabat, to Casablanca-s Tit Mellil.
ADM will invest MAD 5 billion in the project, currently in the planning stages.
Previously planned for 2030, the traffic congestion on the highway and especially at the highway tolls has urged ADM to carry out the project ahead of schedule. The new highway is now planned for completion by 2021.
In addition to the new road, ADM is also planning the construction of a 30-kilometers long highway linking Tit-Mellil to Berrechid at a cost of MAD 2 billion.
ADM also aims to open the 105 kilometers long highway linking Guercif to Nador West Med.
Construction works on a combined 867 kilometers of highways are currently underway between Tiznit/Laâyoune (555 Km), Taza/Al Hoceima (148 Km), Sidi Bouzid/Jorf Lasfar (12 Km), and Berkane/El Aioun (36,6 Km).
Morocco has 1,800 kilometers of highways and has allocated a budget of MAD 500 million for their maintenance, as per data communicated in 2016 by Aziz Rabbah, the then minister of transportation, equipment, and logistics.