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Hajar Khamis, Staff Reporter
The Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road in Sharjah will be partially closed between 1am and 5am for three weeks from Friday, August 16, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development said, adding that traffic would have to use alternative or service roads.
The ministry is closing the road in order for the main bridge archway to be built on the road as part of a process to develop the road.
In a telephone conversation with Mohammed Al Suwaidi on the Direct Line programme broadcast live on Sharjah Radio and TV, Eng. Abdelrahman Al Mahmoud, Deputy Director of Southern Zone at Ministry of Infrastructure Development, said the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road is a federal road and the main artery of roads, particularly in Sharjah. As new huge construction projects have already been carried out in Sharjah and others are under way on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road including Sharjah Book Authority and a new shopping mall, roads around these projects need to be improved and supplied with entries and exits, he added.
For this purpose, the ministry is co-ordinating with the developer, police and the Roads and Transport Authority to ensure smooth traffic when detours are made, he said.
Several bridges are currently being set up near the shopping mall intended to be built, he said, adding that these bridges would be completed by January 2020. As for the main bridge on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road, work in the current stage demands the road to be partially closed in order for the archway of the bridge to be built, he said.
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