Oman’s Ministry of Transport has said that it has begun work on the Rusayl-BidBid road expansion project, which on completion will see the construction of four lanes on each side and a number of new flyovers.

A statement from the Ministry of Transport said that the 27km long project, which begins from Rusayl-Nizwa Interchange on the Muscat Expressway and ends at the Al-Sharqiyah Expressway Interchange in BidBid, will also feature pedestrian tunnels and bridges, along with rainwater drainage facilities.

The Rusayl-BidBid road is a vital network for the government, as it presently handles 3,000 cars per hour during rush hour. Once expansion work is completed, the road will be able to accommodate 8,030 cars per hour at peak capacity, the ministry statement added.