x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Busy road to close for almost three months

Upgarde work will close Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Road for 75 days.

SHARJAH // One of the busiest roads in Sharjah will be closed for almost three months from today as work to upgrade the emirate's motorway network begin.

The Dh17.5 million project to extend Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Road, one of the main roads in the emirate, will take around 75 days, officials from the Sharjah Department of Public Works (DPW) announced.

The road links Abdullah bin Ali Al-Mahmoud and Mubarak bin Saif Nakhi squares in the Al Nasiriyah area.

"As part of the project we shall expand the road to have double lanes with side road parking and pedestrian paths on both sides," said Engineer Suleiman Al-Hajri, the director of road projects at the DPW.

"Mubarak bin Saif Nakhi square will be turned into a signalled intersection and we will also make service lines for the rainwater drainage network, water lines, and network communications."

Engineer Al-Hajri said that the project is in line with plans to improve Sharjah's road network and infrastructure.

"The re-construction work will positively contribute to increasing flow of traffic and increase the capacity of the road and reduce traffic congestion," he said.

Traffic will be diverted to alternative routes on Kuwait Road by police.

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