Oman’s Rusayl-Bidbid road expansion project 60% complete

Bidbid: The completion rate of the Rusayl Road expansion project in Bidbid has reached 60 percent, which starts from the Rusayl-Nizwa intersection on the Muscat Expressway and ends at the Sharqiyah Expressway intersection in the wilayat of Bidbid, with a length of about (27) kilometers, to improve the capacity of the road to accommodate the increasing traffic. By raising the level of the road to 4 lanes in each direction, in order to meet traffic safety requirements, according to the Road Design Manual.

During the field follow-up of the project, His Excellency Eng. Khamis bin Muhammad Al Shamakhi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology for Transport, urged the executing company to expedite the implementation of this important project and open it to traffic to facilitate the movement of citizens and residents between the Governorate of Muscat and the rest of the governorates of the Sultanate of Oman with ease.

In a statement to Oman News Agency, His Excellency explained that the project works include rehabilitating the existing paving layers, adding the third and fourth lanes to meet the design needs and the volume of traffic expected during the next twenty years, constructing service roads and 4 pedestrian crossings to connect urban communities on both sides of the road, and expanding all valley bridges. Existing bridges such as Wadi Al-Jafnain Bridge and Wadi Fanja Bridge at the town of Al-Amqat, and the construction of two new intersections for Ghala Road and another in Sih Al-Ahmar.

His Excellency pointed out that the project includes the expansion of the Fanja intersection and Bidbid intersection, the construction of a new valley bridge in the Wadi al-Daboun area, the construction of box culverts to drain rainwater, works to protect services and other facilities, and the construction of future pipelines for services.

His Excellency was briefed on the workflow of the project and the completed stages, in addition to examining the challenges and discussing their solution, and the progress of work in bridge works, including the Wadi Fanja Bridge. His Excellency listened to a detailed explanation of the completed and ongoing stages.

The road was designed with the highest standards and technical specifications for the construction of modern roads, by providing the road with lanes leading to intersections, roundabouts, and entry and exit paths.

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