Since Egypt’s tourism sector is booming and the north African country transports 90% of goods by road, improving the highways is a high priority.
Egypt recently celebrated an important milestone with completion of a new highway between the capital Cairo and the tourist resort of Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea. Vacationers had to travel six hours on a country road between the two cities in the past. The new six-lane highway cuts the travel time down to four hours and promotes tourism in the greater Sinai Peninsula region.
Importantly, the new highway also makes driving less risky because it was built according to international safety standards. As such, engineers on the project relied on
The company says that its MMA marking systems have proven successful even in extremely dry and hot regions where conventional thermoplastic road markings are quickly overwhelmed by dirt and dust to subsequently crack and become torn up.
Over the entire 500km contractors applied a 2.5mm thick broken centreline as well as two sidelines of Degaroute-based cold-molded plastic markings featuring a thickness of 600μm. Thanks to the high visibility of these markings during the day and at night, drivers can safely reach their destination, notes the manufacturer.
Degaroute markings were also applied to the expanded highways from Ismailia to the northern city of Port Said and from Cairo to Sokhna on the Suez Canal.