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Sharjah highways to get AED850m upgrade

Extra lanes, pedestrian crossings and slip roads on Emirates Road to improve traffic flow.

Sharjah highways to get AED850m upgrade
NEW ROADS: AED850M will be spent on Emirates Road in Sharjah to ease traffic flow. (Getty Images)

A total of AED850m worth of upgrade work will be completed on Emirates Road in Sharjah, transport officials have said.

Engineer Salah Butti Obaid bin Buttim, director general of Sharjah Planning and Survey Department told the Khaleej Times that extra lanes would be built as well as pedestrian crossings.

“Further lanes, slip roads, extensions, parallel roads and pedestrian crossings are to be added to the Emirates Road starting from the boundaries of the emirates of Dubai to Ajman,” Butti told the paper.

He said that heavy trucks have been banned from using the road from 5.30am to midnight in a bid to improve traffic flow.

Butti told the paper that a study into Khalidiya Bridge is currently underway and that a new design had been approved. He added that the existing two lanes will be converted to five lanes on each side of the bridge.

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Cristina 10 years ago

Thankkkkkkkkk youuuuuuuuu..>Finallyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! and more accesible bus stops please.

Renjish 10 years ago

Happy to hear...when will this road be ready... Do something for King Faizal Street too...

Sharjah lady 10 years ago

While the Sharjah govt is at it- please also consider putting up a pedestrian bridge right across Ansar Mall. Everyday I risk my life crossing the highway - and many have died crosiing this road. Please please please.

Biju 10 years ago

It is happy to hear that Sharjah do have a Director gen for planning. so funny. Now 850M has approved and these people can close all the access roads simultaneously.

Christian 10 years ago

I think they should put this money and roads in the city rather than On the highways (Haha) the mean high way emnirates road and that it. The rest is all B Roads there and when we have little rain you have all D Roads. Nobody will ever go there if you do not have to go there. Roads and a disgrace to the UEA and any visitor. Currenlly is looking like a horse with very bad teeth. Use the money wislely Upgrade your city roads and backroads and leave the highway these are in teh best shape of all.

Kaptain 10 years ago

Sharjah has seen tremendous urban growth in recent years with adding skyline which stands above the clouds and stands out of the crowd. Good work. But.. The infrastructure too needs a major breakthrough and shift. A total makeover is needed in Sharjah. Plans should be up to dot the city with huge number of flyovers and underpasses and tunnels. The city should be flushed with all these. Major development awaits this bubbly city.