MARCH 20, 2024

Tender floated for Muscat Expressway expansion project

MUSCAT: The Muscat Municipality floated a major tender for the expansion of Muscat Expressway, the main carriageway in the capital city, on Wednesday.

Once completed, the project will reflect positively on the vehicular movement and individual and goods transportation.

Ahmed bin Mohammed al Humaidi, Chairman of Muscat Municipality stated that the Muscat Expressway expansion project constitutes a qualitative leap in terms of enhancing connectivity to the capital’s regions. The project, he said, would help to meet the rapid growth witnessed by the transportation sector as a result of economic boom and urban growth taking place in the Sultanate of Oman.

He added that the project would contribute to achieving the goals of Oman Vision 2040 by providing the infrastructure required for the comprehensive development process.

The Muscat Expressway expansion project involves the construction of three more lanes in both directions bringing to 12 the total lane number with 6 lanes in each direction making it the widest road in the Sultanate of Oman.

The project also involves boosting the efficiency of some multi-level intersections and increasing the acceleration and deceleration lanes on the expressway. This is in addition to expanding existing bridges, implementing water drainage channels and slopes protections, building concrete barriers and other protective barriers as well as replacing the current lighting system with an environmentally friendly LED system. — ONA