First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The highway connecting Casablanca with Berrechid in Morocco will be widened to boost capacity
Highway widening projects will help cut congestion in and around Morocco’s key commercial city of Casablanca. A budget of US$158.2 million will be used to add additional lanes to the highway connecting Casablanca with the towns of Settat and Berrechid, which lie to the south of the city. The Casablanca to Settat stretch also carries traffic to Casablanca’s international Mohammed V Airport and is particularly prone to peak period congestion. The highway improvement work will also see the bypass around Casablanca being widened. Morocco’s vehicle population is growing steadily as its economy develops and the country’s cities are seeing major increases in traffic congestion, with more road and highway building required to help boost transport and cut journey times.