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New roundabout to ease traffic in Ras Al Khaimah opens

New roundabout to ease traffic in Ras Al Khaimah opens

The new hotel roundabout has replaced an old intersection in the area.



Published: Mon 3 Jun 2019, 2:59 PM

Last updated: Mon 3 Jun 2019, 5:01 PM

 The new roundabout on Al Qarm road in Ras Al Khaimah is now open, the emirate's department of public works has announced.  
Completing the roundabout - which is located near a number of hotels - wraps up the first phase of the major development work on Al Qarm road, said Ahmad Al Hammadi, director of the department.
"The remaining road works are to be completed in the second phase, and this includes building a new road that will connect the arterial Qarm road with the Khuzam area," Al Hammadi said.
The new hotel roundabout has replaced an old intersection in the area.
"This development creates a wider space to accommodate more vehicles on Al Qarm road, Corniche Al Qawasim road, and all other roads connected to it," he said.
It will also ease the traffic for those heading to Al Qussaidat and Al Seeh areas, as well as those going to a number of government departments, schools and offices, Al Hammadi added. 
"The new, upcoming road is also set to connect the Khuzam area to the Corniche Al Qawasim through the widened Al Qarm road."
To carry out the major infrastructure project, the department has had to remove a petrol station and several shops in the area, he said.
Ras Al Khaimah residents, on the other hand, hail the ongoing road project.
"The new roundabout has boosted the traffic flow on the Corniche and Al Qarm roads," said Adnan Saleh, a resident of Khuzam area.
"The development works will hopefully put an end to the traffic jams, particularly during rush hours," said Mohammed Abdullah, a resident of Al Qarm.
- ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com
 


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