Emirates Road to be extended

Emirates Road to be extended
The 16.5km road, valued at Dh142 million, is a two-lane road with a median that can be extended to a third lane in each direction.

Dubai - The Ministry of Public Works will extend the Emirates road from Al Aqran area in Umm Al Quwain to the Twain road in RAK..



Published: Mon 4 Jan 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 6 Jan 2016, 8:13 AM

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. "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.
No more waterlogging
New pumping stations (PS10B) are to be built in the 10th Industrial area in Sharjah with a main pumping line, 1.8m in diameter, to carry rainwater from the a new drain network recently built on the highway (E311) close to the 5th industrial square to the sea, Dr Nuaimi explained.
"Another 2.4m wide drain line is to be installed next to the first line so that the two lines will be on the same track of two stations for pumping and draining rainwater (PSC &PSD) to ensure perfect drainage of rainwater and curb clogged water."
The ministry will also maintain the 30km Dhaid road in both directions, he said. "The damaged asphalt layers are to be replaced with new ones whereas the surface layer of the middle, fast, and shoulder lanes is to be replaced as well.
"A number of roads are to be built in the Rifaa / Al Jazeera Al Hamra area in Ras Al Khaimah," he pointed out, indicating that the first phase of the project to be completed in the first quarter of this year is to cost Dh42 million.
New residential compounds
Emiratis will also enjoy new and spacious houses this year with 26 residential compounds and 148 houses to be built across the country, according to a top official.
Al Nuaimi said the move is in line with the ministry strategy to make Emirati people happier in view of the 2021 Emirates Vision. "These houses are apart from six residential compounds and 11 houses already finished in 2015."
Official statistics show that the ministry completed nine essential infrastructure projects for the benefit of some ministries here at different areas of the country in 2015.
"These included two for the Ministry of Health, three for the Ministry of Education, one for the Ministry of Interior, along with three other projects under the initiatives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works. . Supplied photo
Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works. . Supplied photo

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