Part of Bidbid-Sur road opens; 81km of project operational now

Muscat - 

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), in coordination with the ROP last week opened another part of the first phase of 115km Bidbid-Sur road project. 

The 4km long road connects Al Multaqa and Al Farfarah bridges. With the opening of this part, the total length of the road opened for traffic is 81km.

The first phase begins at Bidbid intersection near Burj al Sahwa/Nizwa road, passing through Samail, Mudhaibi, Dima Wa al Taeen till the Masroon intersection in Ibra.

Mahdah-Rowdha dual carriageway project opens

MoTC opened the recently completed Mahdah-Rowdha dual carriageway road project. The project spans over 60km in the Governorate of Buraimi. The opening was conducted after a visit by H E Dr Ahmed bim Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, accompanied by Eng Salim bin Mohammed al Nuaimi, Undersecretary for Transport, as well a number of officials from the ministry.

The project starts from the Madal area in Mahdah and ends in Rowdha. It includes two 7.5m wide asphalt lanes, 3m wide external asphalt shoulder and 1.5m internal asphalt shoulder. It also includes an enhancement to the previous non-dualised road to accommodate the linkage to the new project as well as 4.5m wide middle traffic island separating traffic in the two sides.

The project also included the construction of four flyovers. Two of them were constructed on the Mahdah-Rowdha main road. The first serves Al Khadhra and Al Jowayf villages, while the second serves Al Sumaini and Wadi al Kahfi villages; the third on Sohar-Buraimi road is to replace Humaydha roundabout while the fourth flyover on Rowdha-Dubai road will ease the traffic flow in Rowdha.

The project saw the construction of four underpasses along the main road as well roundabouts, sub roads and service roads of almost 14km long.

The project saw the construction of 761 box culverts for flood water drainage which are distributed in 191 locations.

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