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The Western Express Highway
is a major north-south 8-10 lane arterial road in Mumbai
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, stretching from the suburb of Bandra
Dahisar is a suburb of Mumbai. It is also the name of a railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway on the Western Railway railway line, situated in Dahisar suburb. Located on the city limits of Mumbai, Dahisar is the last suburb and railway station within the Mumbai Suburban District; past...
. The 25.33 km (15.74 mi) highway begins near the Mahim Creek
Mahim Creek is a creek in Mumbai, India. The Mithi River drains into the creek which drains into the Mahim Bay. The creek forms the boundary between the city and suburbs...
and extends to the Mira-Dahisar toll booth
A tollhouse or toll house is a building with accommodation for a toll collector, beside a tollgate on a toll road or canal. Many tollhouses were built by turnpike trusts in England, Wales and Scotland during the 18th and early 19th centuries...
in the northern limit of the city. Beyond the city limits, it continues as the Mumbai-DelhiNational Highway 8. The road serves the city of Mumbai to its suburbs, including the Sahar International Airport.
There are several flyovers built over the Western Express Highway. The Andheri Flyover
An overpass is a bridge, road, railway or similar structure that crosses over another road or railway...
was one of the flyover built over the Western Express Highway to avoid traffic lights for vehicles moving towards Vile Parle, Bandra and so on. Recently another project has been undertaken by the MSRDC to construct a flyover bridge from Vile Parle Onwards to avoid regular traffic jams that occur on the Highway. New reflectors
The cat's eye is a retroreflective safety device used in road marking and was the first of a range of raised pavement markers. It originated in the UK in 1933 and is today used all over the world....
are installed on the Express highway for better visibility of the road during the night. Signs showing directions have also been set up at major junctions of the highway.