Attention Motorists! A Sharjah Road Will Be Shut For 20 Days, Diversions Announced

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Attention Motorists! A Sharjah Road Will Be Shut For 20 Days, Diversions Announced

Motorists listen up! If you’re traveling to Sharjah everyday, its important you read this. A key road in Sharjah will be shut for 20 days. The Shaikh Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Street is set to undergo renovation and the Sharjah RTA has urged commuters to be extra cautious. The RTA has also shared diversion routes to avoid chaos on the road.

What’s It?

The RTA in Sharjah announced that the Shaikh Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Street will be closed for renovation. Residents and commuters between the areas of Al Qulayaa and Al Mujarrah have been cautioned to expect delays due to the partial closure.

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The two-phase renovation is expected to run for 20 days from 22 June- 11 July. The road work is an effort to upgrade all major routes in the city. That said, the RTA has also issued alternate routes to commuters and urged motorists to follow sign boards in order to avoid jams.

What Else?

Meanwhile, the Dubai RTA recently announced that over 90% of the Tripoli Street Improvement Project has been completed. The 12-km stretch links Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road and is expected to open this June. The project will improve access between Dubai and Sharjah and also streamline access to Warqaa and Mirdif districts. 

The project will increase the traffic flow to about 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions (6000 vehicles per hour per direction) and reduce the traffic volumes by 30%. Upon completion, the project will act as a parallel to Al Amardi-Al Khawaneej as well as Al Awir – Ras Al Khor traffic corridors.

The project also included the construction of a 5.3 km-long street of three lanes, from Tripoli-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Streets up to Emirates Road.