Ras Al Khaimah’s $112m (AED410m), 30km Ring Road project officially opened on Tuesday.
The project connects the southern region of the city to its northern region, which begins geographically as an extension of the Emirates Road from its intersection with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road to Ras Al Khaimah Road - Shaam to Oman (Musandam).
The project was inaugurated by the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development Eng. Abdullah Al-Nuaimi as well as a number of senior government officials.
He said: "The infrastructure sector is one of the most important sectors of interest to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for pushing the wheel of economic and social progress and to keep pace with the development of civilization and urban development.“
The ministry will begin work on completing a number of bridges for the second phase of the project. The remaining works are expected to be completed during the last quarter of this year.
Ring Road consists of three traffic lanes for each direction at a designed speed of 140 km/h and is equipped with many crossing points, as well as 10 intersections.
The intersections will include two ways to receive and distribute traffic to and from the neighborhoods of Ras Al Khaimah, ensuring the smooth flow of traffic in the area.
The road's traffic capacity can support up to 60 thousand vehicles per direction daily.
UAE road project initiatives will help play a major role in strengthening the economic, social and commercial system in the UAE.