Muscat Municipality Initiates Phase 3 of Rainwater Drainage Canal Project at the Sultan Qaboos Street in Al Khuwair


Muscat: The works includes lifting the Sultan Qaboos Street to a higher level so to ensure a smooth water flow through the drainage canals, and connecting the canals under the Sultan Qaboos Street with the first and second phases. The process required to divert traffic to a ready-constructed route for traffic entering and leaving Muscat.

The project also includes construction of a crossing for a possible future canal at the Sultan Qaboos Street, depending on the hydrological studies of future requirements, landscaping and beautification works began in May this year, now underway and expected to complete by the first quarter of 2022. The completion rate reached (10%) by the end of August 2022.

With the completion of the third phase, the canal that extends from Al Khuwair commercial district to its mouth into the sea through the Sultan Qaboos street and the Ministries District will be completed, and will solve the problems caused by water accumulations at the nearby urban areas.

Completed stages (First & Second): The first phase of project was to implement an underground water crossing that is (1115) meters long, starting from the Ministries Street into the sea, all completed in 2019. The second phase was completed in January 2021, was to rehabilitate the service street at the ministries areas, plus to increase the number of lanes and to divert traffic flow from the Sultan Qaboos Street to the third phase, and simultaneously rehabilitate the cancel adjacent to the Sultan Qaboos Street located on the other side of al Khuwair commerical areas to be (3-5) meters wide.

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