Two major road projects worth Dh 1 billion ($275 million) was announced in Sharjah aimed at improving the traffic situation and connect the center of the city with ring roads and the Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed Roads.
The projects were approved by His Highness Shaikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, The new development will ease traffic in major roads in Sharjah, said Shaikh Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Sharjah Public Works.
The first project comprised a 4-carraige way extension of the king Abdul Aziz Road from Abu Shagara Tunnel to Al Jubail street alongside the New Jubail Market to be built on the creek. The new extension will be integrated with the existing Sharjah Bridge. The bridge will be upgraded also to allow taking traffic through a fork leaf slops to and from the bridge four directions. “The project will allow a freeway traffic from the Heart of Sharjah area at the down town of the city to the Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed Road-(E311) with no need to use Al Ittihad or Beirut Roads, if not required, which will be a great relief for motorists in Sharjah,” said one Sharjah resident.
The second project, involves the extension of Al Arouba Street opposite the Layyah Area, where a number of government departments are located. The capacity of the two lane carriage way will be doubled to four lanes on each side.
According to traffic statistics in Sharjah, the two projects will improve the flow of vehicles to and from the emirate and will eliminate congestion in highly commercial and residential areas. No time frame where announced for the start and the competition of the projects.