Moroccan highway network set for expansion
22 April 2010
Last Monday, 12 April, saw the inauguration of the Berrechid-Beni Mellal motorway project in Morocco.
King Mohamed VI took this occasion to present the master scheme for motorways, which plans for the extension of the motorway network from 501 km to reach 1417 km in 2011.
“This master scheme will be achieved with the taking into service of the Marrakech-Agadir motorways (June 2010) and Fes-Oujda (June 2011)”, as the MAP press agency reports.
More than 4.6 billion USD will be dedicated to carrying out the project, which will include the construction of the Rabat orbital motorway of 41 km in length, the El Jadida-Safi motorway over 140 km, and the Casablanca-Berrechid motorway via Tit Mellil, over 30.5 km.
Last week also saw the start of work on the construction of a bridge at Wadi Srou in the municipality of Ait Ishaq in Khenifra.
At an estimated cost of 850,000 Dollars, this future bridge will be about 78 metres long and 15.5 metres wide, and allow access to about 5,500 residents, again according to MAP.