I was wondering already what is going on the with heavy machinery on the side of the road whenever I drive home. Well, turns out that they have started the announced extension of the 311 parallel to the existing Dubai- Abu Dhabi highway, you can see below the shot from the actual road works sign.
If you live in Alghadeer as I do that means that there will be no need any longer to drive down to the Ghantoot area first to go direction Abu Dhabi. Good News. Unfortunately it will take till August 2014 to get finished as per below sign.