RAK to begin construction of key roads and bridges

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RAK to begin construction of key roads and bridges
Eng Ahmad Al Hammadi, Director of the RAK Public Works and Services Department. Supplied photo

Ras Al Khaimah - Some 30 per cent of the construction works of the road parallel to the Twain-Saeedi road is now complete.

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Published: Wed 21 Oct 2015, 4:40 PM

The department of public works and services in Ras Al Khaimah will reconstruct the Old Twain-Saeedi road next year, according to a top official.
Eng Ahmed Al Hammadi, director of the department, said the scheme is part of a series of infrastructure projects.
"A new bridge will also to be built on the arterial Twain-Saeedi road, while the dentist college road at the Gasidat area will be rebuilt, and the always crowded Kuwaiti road in RAK city will be developed."
The bridge will be built after completion of the new road which is being constructed parallel to the old Twain-Saeedi road connecting the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, he added.
Some 30 per cent of the construction works of the road parallel to the Twain-Saeedi road is now complete. Al Hammadi noted that the road will be completely closed until construction work is over.
"The project is in line with the directives of His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah to pay much attention to infrastructure works and boost traffic flow in the booming emirate."
Drivers have been urged to be cautious while on the road and pay attention to detours, he said. "Overtaking vehicles and parking by the roadside are not recommended unless in case of emergency."
The development of the 21km long Twain-Saeedi road, locally known as the heavy trucks road, is on top of these key projects, he pointed out.
"The arterial road - which saw a number of deadly traffic accidents this year - connects the Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed road with the Twain roundabout."
It is a very critical road not only for vehicles, but also for residents, and patients and visitors of the Shaikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital which is to be opened soon, he underlined.
"The new projects involve the maintenance of some roads using a new technology whereby the old asphalt is reused, and the basic infrastructure of the current roads are retreated and reused as a main layer directly under the bitumen level."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com



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