The UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development is set to complete a $30m (AED110m) highway road project connecting the northern and southern parts of Ras Al Khaimah by October.

The ministry said it has completed 80% of the extension to the Emirates Road in the areas of Suhaila and Shamel.

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The project will extend over 4km, and includes a main road, three bridges, two roundabouts, in addition to sliding roads connecting to the surrounding areas and the secondary streets.

Ahmed Al Hammadi, director of Roads Department in the Ministry, said that the new highway is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.

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He said that the project will connect the southern and northern parts of the emirate, which will contribute to reducing traffic congestion at the entrance to Ras Al Khaimah by 30%.

 

The new road will accommodate about 60,000 vehicles per day in both directions, reducing the delay of vehicles at the traffic intersections in the emirate.

The road consists of three traffic lanes for each direction, with the implementation of a large central island that can be exploited in the future by adding a fourth traffic lane for the road, Al Hammadi added.