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New Traffic Axis to Connect Six Governorates in Nile Delta Region

The new road stretches from Banha to Damietta, linking the Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road with the International Coastal Road.

Work is underway in the Nile Delta region to construct a massive longitudinal traffic axis spanning 120 km, connecting six governorates in the region: Qalyubia, Sharqiya, Dakahlia, Damietta, Gharbia, and Kafr el-Sheikh. The new road stretches from Banha to Damietta, linking the Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road with the International Coastal Road.

Many of the region’s road networks are getting a full rework, with some seeing dramatic expansions to accommodate the heavy traffic load and facilitate movement of goods between the Nile Delta governorates. The road between Banha and Mansoura will be expanded, and a 70 km, four lane-wide free road east of al-Rayyah al-Tawfiqy will be constructed as well. The road between Mansoura and Damietta will also get a 50 km expansion, adding one additional lane in each direction.

The Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road is currently being expanded to have four lanes in each direction. The road will also get ten overhead bridges, intended to mitigate surface intersections, lessen traffic and reduce accidents.