Ajman Undertakes Major Road Works to Ease Jams

AJMAN - Ajman Municipality on Sunday closed for maintenance the street that extends from Shaikh Rashid Road to King Fahad Road towards Ajman Free Zone Authority. This is part of an ongoing Dh200 million road network improvement project.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Tue 18 Aug 2009, 10:28 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:22 AM

The road has been diverted towards Shaikh Rashid Road and signboards have been installed to guide drivers.

Drivers negotiate a makeshift road on way to Ajman. —KT photo by M. SajjadAhmed Al Awadi, Head of Infrastructure Projects Section at Ajman Municipality told Khaleej Times the maintenance project on this road would reduce traffic congestion and improve the drainage system during therainy season.

He said the project also included expansion of the road by adding a third lane, in addition to road services and public parking areas on both sides of the road.

“The project is 60 per cent complete and will be ready for use by end of this year,” he said.

Engineer Mohamed bin Omair,Director of the Planning and Survey Department at the AMPD, said that the new roads once inaugurated would help ensure smooth flow of traffic. With a total cost of Dh50 million, various connecting roads are currently being constructed at the new areas of Al Jarf residential area.

The new roads will connect the residential areas of Al Jarf to the main roads of the emirate to make it easier for residents to reach any destination.

A number of inner roads have also been constructed at Al Nuaimia area; work is also underway on the construction of new roads at the new industrial area at a total cost of Dh30 million.

Eng. Bin Omair noted that the roads at the Ajman City Centre intersection had recently been expanded with extra lanes added. Two new road lanes had also been added to Omar bin Al Aass Road (behind Ajman City Centre), which is currently connected to Shaikh Maktoum Road. Renovation work is also under way at Al Basateen area.

“We have also completed work on the new labour accommodation at Al Jarf Industrial Area featuring 1,200 labourer accommodation in 15 buildings. Renovation work was also conducted at Ajman Corniche to make sure the Corniche remains a favourite destination to Ajman residents and visitors. Ajman Corniche will witness the implementation of a new project that will be carried out in two phases. Work on the first phase is expected to be completed by the beginning of next month.”

Work on the first phase is almost nearing completion and will feature the allocation of 1.5km of the Corniche for beachgoers who are offered an open beach on the Arabian Gulf in addition to a park at a nominal entrance fee. The second phase of the project will see the construction of yacht and boats berth, in addition to the public beach.

Work has also been completed on the renovation of Shaikh Khalifa and Shaikh Maktoum roads starting from the Corniche up to Emirates Road with a third lane added to the two roads that are considered arterial roads of the emirate, with a majority of Ajman landmarks such as the City Centre, Fruits and Vegetable Market, Safeer Centre and Dana Mall.

“The addition of the third lane has contributed tremendously in ending the daily traffic jam on the roads. Nowadays the traffic flow on these roads seems very smooth,” he said. afkarali@khaleejtimes.ae

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