Oman’s Ministry of Transport has awarded contracts for the completion of the remaining three parts — covering a stretch of 400km — of the Adam-Haima-Thumrait dual carriageway, which is touted to be the Sultanate’s longest road, totaling 717.5-kilometres.
The project is a part of the Omani government’s efforts to enhance the transportation facilities to boost the economic, tourism, and social activities within the Sultanate, between the governorates of A’Dakhiliyah, Al Wusta, and Dhofar.
According to the ministry, Phase 3 of the dual carriageway covers 132.5km in length, starting from Haima to Maqsha.
Works include the construction of entrances and exits, 16 flyovers, an interchange in Maqshin, 19 side parking, in addition to two trucks weighing stations, five rest areas, parking bays for Royal Oman Police as well as emergency exits.
Meanwhile, Phase 4 is 135km-long and starts from Maqshin, passing through Qatbet, to Doka.
The fourth phase includes the construction of entry and exit points on both sides, 14 flyovers, 27 side parking bays, three rest stops, parking spaces for the Royal Oman Police, and emergency exits.
Phase 5 of the Adam-Haima-Thumrait dual carriageway starts from Dokah and ends in Thumrait, covering 132.7km.
As part of the fifth phase, 20 flyovers, 16 side parking spots, weigh station for trucks, four rest stops will be constructed in addition to entry and exit points, parking lots for the Royal Oman Police, and emergency exits.
In May 2019, 140km of the Adam-Haima-Thumrait dual carriageway project was inaugurated by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
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