New 191km expressway opened in Oman

Al Sharqiya Expressway to run from Wilayat of Bidbid through to Wilayat Al Kamil wa Al Wafi

Oman has officially opened a new 191km expressway for traffic, running from the Wilayat of Bidbid through to the Wilayat Al Kamil wa Al Wafi, it has been announced.

Known as the Al Sharqiya Expressway, the road will be under a test period for three months, with only light vehicles allowed to use it during this period.

Following the test period, heavy vehicles will be allowed to use the expressway, except for those loaded with petrochemicals and dangerous materials, an Oman News Agency report said.

Designed in accordance with the highest international specifications and standards, the road includes two tunnels with a total length of 2.1km. The first tunnel is located in the village of Nadab in Samayil with a length of 650 m, while the second tunnel is situated amidst the mountain ranges of Al-Aqq with a length of 1,450 m.

According to a report by the Oman Daily Observer, the project also includes bridges over wadis at a height of 90m. In addition, the government plans to build a third and fourth lane of Rusayl–Nizwa dual carriageway project from Muscat Expressway Junction to Bidbid-Sur Junction, the report said.


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