Omani road project reaches 60% completion point
By Cathal McElroy
Muscat Municipality has announced that work on the Darsait-Wadi Kabir road project has reached 60% completion.
The project involves construction of flyovers as well as improving the interchanges on the road from the end-point of AlQurm road up to Wadi Kabir roundabout.
A flyover to link the existing flyover near Hasan Ibn Thabit School with a new one in front of Al Nijoom Cinema to ensure uninterrupted movement of vehicles is also being constructed.
Recently the new expansions at Darsait flyover, in the direction of Ruwi, Wadi Kabir and the port road, were opened to the public which improved the traffic flow significantly on all the five lanes.
Two of these lanes are on the flyover leading to the port road and three lanes on the directions of Mattrah and Wadi Kabir and two others towards Ruwi and Darsait. The opposite lanes from Ruwi and the port road are expected to open shortly.
The project is part of the municipality’s strategic plan to ease traffic bottlenecks in the Ruwi area and the adjacent districts as these sections of the city witness heavy traffic movement.