Emirates Road to be extended


By Ahmed Shaaban  www.khaleejtimes.com 

The Ministry of Public Works has announced that it will be extending the Emirates road from Al Aqran area in Umm Al Quwain to the Twain road in RAK.

2“The 16.5km road, valued at Dh142 million, is a totally new two-lane road with a median that can be extended to a third lane on each direction, with two roundabouts, three small rain water bridges, and works for protecting the road service supplies,” said Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works.

The Tahal village in Sharjah is to be connected, in the first phase, with a 5.8km one-way road main road from the Sharjah-Dhaid road (E44) to the north and Falaj Al Mualla road (E55) to the south, he disclosed. “New one-way internal roads, 5km long and 7.3m wide, are to be built as well in the emirate,” he said, noting that the whole project will cost Dh13 million.

The 5th Industrial Square in Sharjah will also be developed. The fourth phase of the project includes the construction of a rainwater pumping station (P19B) and a drain line to carry rainwater from the Shaikh Mohammed Bin Zayed road to the sea area, he said. “The project, worth Dh183 million, is slated to be completed in the first quarter of this year.”

Work on arterial roads

The ministry has also developed seven new arterial roads, worth Dh780 million, in the emirates of Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), and Fujairah, he added. “These span the development of the Sharjah-Dhaid Road, Etihad Road – 14km in RAK, Emirates Road from Twain to RAK Ring Road, Kalba Ring Road and extensions of Al Hail Road – first phase, Shaam-Dara border Road, Khor Fakkan Ring Road – second phase (E199), Emirates Road from Twain roundabout to Etihad Road – third phase.”

The ministry is currently carrying out and maintaining six other roads across the country as part of its investment programme. “These are to be completed in the third quarter of this year, and will give a boost to economic boom, and ease intercity transport across the UAE.”

The second development phase of the UAQ entrance intersection is one of these key projects which would cost Dh111 million, he said. “The Etihad intersection road (E11) and UAQ-Falaj Al Mualla road are also to be developed.”

The other ventures include the development of a higher intersection, a number of U-Turns in all directions, along with installation of power-saving LED lights, and pumping out rainwater. More info