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Multinational - Ethiopia – Djibouti Transport Corridor Project Phase I – RAP Summary
The proposed Adama-Melka Jilo (60km) Expressway is a continuation of the existing Addis Ababa- Adama expressway and part of the planned Adama-Dire Dawa Expressway project, which has been designed in recognition of the high level of congestion on the existing Addis Ababa – Djibouti road. A large portion of the traffic on this road are heavy loaded trucks transporting import and export goods. The project is located in the central eastern part of Ethiopia, within the corridor of the existing Addis Ababa – Adama – Awash – Djibouti trunk road, and traverses 3 districts of Oromia and Amhara National Regional States. The starting point is at the outskirt of Adama Town at a distance of 90km southeast of Addis Ababa. The end of the project is at Km. 60 near Melka Jilo - a small town in Minjar Shenkora district of Amhara National Regional State. The current road design has two link roads: the first one connecting the expressway with Welenchiti Town in Boset district with a length of 1.5km; and the second linking the expressway to Nura Era Junction on the existing asphalt Road that runs from Adama to Awash. A third 1 km link road connecting Melka Jilo - rail way pass – express way link has been requested by the community of Minjar Shenkora district. There will be 3 Interchanges to connect the express way & provide access through the link roads to the towns of Adama, Welenchit and Nura Era.